Monday, February 27
It has been a while since I have been around such a large number of young people at one time. Their energy was high and they were carefree (most of them) and really enjoying themselves. There were so many beautiful dresses being worn by the JROTC cadets and JROTC staff. The staff (upper class men) are the ones who organized this entire event, from the planning, collecting money, selecting a photographer, arranging a speaker, set up, selecting a catering group, to cleaning up when it was all said and done. The adults were only facilitators, everything was done by many of the students you see in these pictures.
If you are able, support and encourage the young people in your sphere of influence, for one day they will be our leaders. I know that families have always been broken, dysfunctional for many generations but I think today's youth have so much more pressures and junk to deal with today than any generation ever before, having someone to believe in them and encourage them is important. I don't think any of us should try and be momma or daddy to the youth around us, but if there isn't such a presence in their lives, surely you can give encouragement that may have a huge impact on how they view themselves and others around them.