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As I was thinking, I thought how wonderful it would be if we would make a big push in helping African American youths in the United States as we reach out in helping those in this tragedy in Haiti. As you feel the Haitians pain, sorrow and helplessness also think about the state of the African American youths. The youths are deteriorating as I write. The youths are the legacies of the African American community and without the youths the community will slowly not exist.

I want you to think about how you are feeling so sorry and helpless for the Haiti citizens who are in great need of help, support, giving, love, etc and think about the African American youths in the United States who need to be save and help before it is too late.

To empower the youth is not just about monetary support, but rather it can come by the love you have to see them survive in American society. This can be done by you providing your time, gifts and talents, needed supplies for them to build the Arts (music, art, writing, singing, etc) back in the schools.

In addition, the youths must be taught how to appreciate African American history 365 – 366 days a year. History is not just meant to be learned during African American History Month, but it should be birthed in the youths so that they can learn from past mistakes and improve their present and future. The youths should know that they too can have a piece of the “American Pie” and obtain their dreams and destiny.

It only takes a moment to be reactive than proactive. Some of the ways are to promote education, to push Arts in the Schools (At no cost to the students and allow the youths to build up their gifts and talents), provide technical training while in school, (this will allow the youths to built up their job skills or become knowledgeable in computer or technology) students that are underachieving in high school should be allowed to catch up with their studies by the age 20 instead of 18.

In the end, what we put into the youth as a community will be what they get out of it. If they see hopelessness and despair they won’t see a purpose or reason for them reaching for a better life, but rather the youths would be willing to accept what others may think of their future rather than them controlling their own destiny and achieving their purpose in life.

I believe that regardless of one’s circumstance, he or she can achieve if they believe in themselves and know that it alright to fall down, but it is how ones get up that determines if they will make it or not. I believe in the youths and also know that now is time for us to collectively believe in them. In the end, a mind is a terrible thing to waste. There are many people who die without every reaching their dreams or making an impact on others. By helping others, you too can leave a legacy of greatness.

Let us allow 2010 to be the year where we actually “Kept Hope Alive” and “No Child or Student Got Left Behind”. This is the year of abundant where everyone can get their share.
Posted By: C H
Sunday, January 24th 2010 at 3:57PM
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