What does The Power of We mean to me? Many things….
The power of teachers who show up everyday and work their very hardest to help children, with anything they need– a tied shoe, a hug, learning to read, to love, to share, anything. I see them living love everyday. Living kindness. Standing up for kids. Trying to get what they need. Partnering with parents. Trying new strategies. Thinking out of the box. And doing this again and again, day in and day out, in the face of worsening conditions.
I’ve seen them, each day. Their work, our work, makes a difference. We show up. We help kids. And in small ways, big ways, and in some ways we will never know, we make a difference.
That to me is the Power of We.
How about the power of parents? Incredible. Parents show love by giving selfless care, day in, and day out. Cooking, reading. playing, cleaning, bathing, cuddling, and in this care, children thrive. My heart fills when I think of parents everywhere, caring for children. We have the mighty power and privilege to raise caring, empathetic, creative, motivated and engaged citizens. But we can’t do it alone.