Welcome | september 2011

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“We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.” –Mary McLeod Bethune

September is commonly the month that kids go back to school, leaves in the Northern hemisphere begin turning from green to gold, and harvest is on the mind of farmers. For most centuries, youth have been taken for granted. From Hammurabi’s Code to the Industrial Revolution, children have been treated with very little, if any, respect. But this is a new era. We have come to see the beauty and value of youth, that our influence on young people determines our future and their’s. This month we’re taking a look at the wide open potential that young people bring to social change work in all forms, activism, art, and spirituality.

We celebrate events like the International Day of Peace and SIT for Change this month with the hope that those who take up our work after we can’t, will see, bring, and do what we didn’t.

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