United We Stand

2/17/19

Good morning everyone, I hope you are having a good start to your week.  Last night you guys miss an incredible speaker at United We Stand in Velzy.  The speaker was Monti Washington and he was amazing.

He first talked about how his mother was a prostitute and how his father doesn’t know he exists.  Then how he was bullied in group homes, abused in foster homes, and always told he would amount to anything because “He aint shit”.  His biggest message to us was, you could be the smartest person in the world but if everyone tells you are stupid and you believe them, they will be right.  You have to believe in yourself and have great confidence in yourself.

The most emotional part of the night is when he turned off the lights and asked certain questions and if that question applied to you, you stood up. This exercise was at the end and it was to show that people came from all different back grounds.  People have different stories and they might not look like their stories.  For example, Monti does not look like a person who grew up on the streets and was abused.  The best thing to take from this is to never “judge a book by it’s cover” and make sure you always know if you put in the effort and confidence you can achieve anything.

  • Austin

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6 West Crayon Box

Hi Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that we’re all apart of the same community. We are all different colors and are unique but we all come together to make the same community.

-Maddie

2/17/19

Your Words Have Power

Hi Everyone,

Hopefully you all stop and read the new bulletin board I put up. Everyone slip ups on the words they use here and there. I know I’m guilty of it, by putting this up I hope you all realize some of those things that are said on a daily basis without thinking that could hurt someone else.

2/15/19

-Maddie