"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Arranging Win-Win Opportunity

The project:
Organize a class for area children which will also benefit the instructor.

20 minutes

Why bother?
This local student is moving on to the big leagues next fall. She'll take with her a dizzying knowledge of track & field skills that our children could use. She'll need cash. Our kids could use some pointers. This young lady is really fantastic, and helping her out financially is beyond our reach, but arranging this program which provides for the kids (for a small fee) will provide this student with some additional dough to help ends meet once she heads north.

Worth it?
My kids have already jumped with her for a day. We'll run with her this week. The class kicks in in another week for the rest of the crew. Whether the crew shows up or not, having the girls spend time with this outstanding young woman is a plus. If the other kids show, so much the better for the students' wallet!

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