Tuesday, July 31, 2012

India (Changed Times)

Ever since our first summer in existence, our youth have consistently inspired us with the depth of their thinking. We are moved by the physical voices of those who visit our seniors in class, and the virtual voices of those who send us their responses to our seniors’ stories via email and Facebook. 

Our new Teen Outreach Manager Jul and I agree that these responses are too powerful to not to share, so I would like to dedicate a series of blog posts to our youth.  I would love to hear what you think and if you would like to see more blog posts like this. OR, IF YOU ARE A TEEN (yay!!), pick a story from our blog and send us your response to be considered for an upcoming blog post – I would be thrilled to hear from you. Chat with me via Facebook or email me at benita@bestdayofmylifesofar.org.

Here to kick off our youth series is India. Thank you, India, for your submission - keep writing!

By India Shivers, 20
April 17, 2012
Changed Times

In response to “Changed Minds” by Missouri Grier, 92

The changed minds for the changed times
Living life of riches, as if everything is fine.

Loving thy neighbor, I am my brother’s keeper,
Enjoying my life, and avoiding the reaper.

With no hate in my heart and love in the air,
Showing the ones I love that I truly care.

India is a high school graduate and and Achieving Independence Center youth member. Her coach is Nicole Sonsini. Click Here to re-read the story that inspired India to write her response.