I have witnessed the transformation of youth perspectives in just ONE leadership workshop/class. I had the privilege of joining a workshop recently about adopting accountability and integrity as a daily practice for empathy and social change. I saw kids of all ages lining up afterwards asking the instructor if they could please bring the program to their school. The content, delivery, impact, and retention is unlike any youth empowerment course I have ever seen. Students from diverse backgrounds, different age groups with different socioeconomic statuses, social groups, academic performance levels and self-esteem challenges we seeing each other for the first time as a human spirit and not what they look like or how much money they have. It was beautiful.
A simple idea spawned from a pure heart has now grown into an organization governed to free children from the bondage of their environment. We are who we see ourselves to be and this is what they encourage all children to see themselves... free and walking in integrity in their hearts, mind and soul. All who come into contact with this organization will be inspired to aid and become participants their cause to free the children.
I met Laura Page after my magazine wrote a story on her and her son Tyler Page over three years ago. Since then I have seen all they have accomplished, and all they strive to accomplish and I am amazed. Every child should be a part of her leadership academy because they have so many skills to gain, that they will never learn from school, or even home. Parents can learn too.
Review from Guidestar