What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?

Oprah Winfrey gave a speech at Agnes College 128th Commencement. She spoke about a conversation that she had with Maya Angelou about Oprah’s school in Africa. She told Maya “that’s going to be my greatest legacy.” Maya replied “you have no idea what your legacy will be.” Oprah was confused but insisted that this school was going to be her legacy. Maya replied with this: … Continue reading What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?

Back to School: Tips & Tricks for a Successful Start

The first day of school is the “New Years” of September. Many students depict starting a new school year as a new beginning. New year, new teachers, new classes, new accomplishments. It is a new chapter in a student’s personal book of adventures.  A new school year is the perfect time to get into what I like to call bawse mood. (And if you don’t know what a … Continue reading Back to School: Tips & Tricks for a Successful Start

Little Minds See Many Things

I work at the YMCA in my city as an After-School Program Leader. The children that I work with have such an enthusiastic energy about them. They each have their own spark that they bring to the program. (They also bring sticky fingers, pokemon cards, and don’t even get me started about those fidget spinners). About 20-30 boys and girls, grades 1 to 8, gather … Continue reading Little Minds See Many Things