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Creating Positive Change in the New Year

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” wrote cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. Unfortunately, many people have been anesthetized into believing they don’t count, that they can’t make a difference. These beliefs cause people to detach emotionally and retreat from taking any action.

I have been fortunate to meet and work with many individuals in the US and around the world who believe, and act on the belief, that there is always something you can do, even small, to create positive change. Change makers are those who make change happen by teaching, inspiring, mentoring and acting on those things that block a better future for all our children and youth. They inspire me to continue on my journey to build safer, more caring schools through social and emotional learning.

As you start your holiday celebrations and reflect on the past year, I invite you to think about the difference you can make in the world. What is one thing you can do today to create positive change in the world?

Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and a New Year filled with joy, love and purpose.

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