I’ve spent the last four days at Mt. Morris Junior High presenting to the 6th and 7th graders. This morning, in one of the seventh grade classes, a student’s pledge hit me as pretty impressive. I took a photo with my phone, which turned out to be of only so-so quality. I’ve embedded it below, but the text reads:
I, Jillian, pledge to be a hero-in-waiting by expanding my heroic imagination. I will achieve this by focusing on the following attributes and actions:
- Not being a liar
- Being a great friend
- Donating my time to someone who needs it
- Never sit and watch someone suffer
If our children can make pledges like this and follow through, I think we’ll be living in a pretty amazing world.