In the words of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., “I have a dream.” What is your dream? Your big goal? How do your students answer these questions?
History teaches us so much – good and bad – about people who become leaders in all walks of life. As we celebrate Black History Month, there are many people of color who rose from simple beginnings to great places. And it all started with a dream and a goal.
Shirley Chisolm, first black woman elected to Congress and first woman to run for President on the Democratic ticket in 1972, Bessie Coleman, first licensed black pilot in the world, Alice Coachman, first African American woman in the world to win a Olympic Gold Medal in 1948, Benjamin O Davis, Sr, first black General in the American military, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, first black American doctor. All of these people made history by stepping out of their comfort zone to achieve their goals and live their dreams.
Set your students free with Lesson 1 in Lead4Change. They will be challenged to explore and understand what it means to Be Your Best Self. Let the journey begin – with dreams and goals and the knowledge that they can be leaders for change in any area of life they choose.
We join you in celebrating Black History Month. Knowledge is power and history is ours to learn from and set a course for future success.