It’s the final week of the ASA High School Tour and I couldn’t be happier to spend it here in Seattle. In such an eclectic city, it is easy to come across spectacular architecture, fresh markets, indigenous music and unique people from all over the world.
So far this week the schools have been great. The students have really been engaged with our program. On Monday, a faculty member and one of their students approached me. I had the privilege of hearing a story from the students about their struggles with bullying. They explained how much our demonstration gave them the encouragement they needed to keep pushing forward.
You see these are the reasons why I love being apart of programs like this because it will always be bigger than myself. These students really do get something out of these messages. If it only affected one single student out of the thousands we talk with throughout the week, it is worth it in my opinion.
In a city with a population over five hundred thousand people it can be easy for some of these students to forget how unique and special they are. It is an honor to share a platform alongside the Marines and Anti-Defamation League to demonstrate strong life skills and equip these students with alternative outlets to create the best version of themselves.
It is nearing the end of the week. Today’s show was great and the students were amazing. They were so in tune with the demonstration. It was humbling to see some of their reactions towards the content. These are real and current stats happening throughout the United States every single day. It’s great being able to empower these kids to make a difference. I can only hope that through these demonstrations we can all stand together and influence these issues for the better. We only have one shot at this thing called life so let’s make the most of it.
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