February 19, 2015
A young boy, not quite school age, stands in a group of classmates preparing to pray - they remove their hats and bow their heads.
Some time goes by and the boy comes to a family prayer circle that his father has called together. The young boy removes his hat and bows his head. The father's eyes look to the mother who says, "He's been learning about respect in his Learning Center."
Respect for authority - whether it's for God, for parents or for our government is a learned habit that must be taught and modeled.
I've heard workers voice frustration over the lack of respect shown by a student to which I reply, "Exactly...that's why we're here". Why do I do what I do? Because I want to make a difference in the life of a child and in this city. Join me and the NICM team as we work toward better lives for the families in our city.