Introducing the Vision for 5 Million Kids (5MK) by John Hope Bryant | Sep 4, 2008 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 13 Comments Tracy Smith on September 5, 2008 at 10:19 pm Hello, My name is Tracy Smith. We met at the California Black Chamber Summit. I was the white woman 🙂 I am so inspired! I am emailing this out and challenging my community leaders, friends, and associates. I already speak at local continuation high schools about interview skills, personal accountability, what I call “grown up things” like having a bank account, about integrity, and about personal appearance and on that subject I am not speaking about what California woman usually say on this subject! I do this about one time a month. I will commit to doing this three to four times per month at more then one school. I have five teens in my home (prey for me!) Yes, five. Two are my children and three are extras I am helping. We hold weekly meeting. Like board meetings. They learn to lead these meetings and to give good feedback in supportive ways. They take notes. I conduct these meetings like the fortune 50 company I work for does them. They get home work weekly where they must donate time to our community. They must practice random acts of kindness. Must write business and personal letters. They will be adults who will have something to offer there community. I can not give them money. I am not very book smart so I can not offer them seeds of book knowledge but I can offer to teach them to be responsible adults who know what dignity and honor, and work ethic are! Thank you for raising the bar. For stating the challenge that has been the elephant in the room for a long time! You have my commitment. Tracy Smith Reply cheap ugg boots on November 1, 2010 at 2:07 am Your blog is so funny that I can not help to finish it front and back. It is of help during my boring work. Reply chanel outlet on November 8, 2010 at 3:04 am Charm is a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don’t need to have anything else; and if you don’t have it, it doesn’t much matter what else you have. Reply discount timberland boots on November 25, 2010 at 9:50 am the music you listen to all influence the way you think and feel about yourself and the world around you. Reply supra skate shoes on November 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm In my mind you are the best*_* Reply MarciaBrady22 on December 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm According to my monitoring, millions of persons in the world get the home loans from well known creditors. So, there’s a good possibility to get a consolidation loan in every country. Reply Coach shoes on January 11, 2011 at 10:27 pm They were convinced that the loud noise created by firecrackers would scare off evil spirits and bad luck. Reply chanel bags outlet on January 29, 2011 at 2:15 am So, I think my Mod Podge filing cabinet turned out pretty good. And you know, it has helped me keep better organized. Maybe those irrational longings aren’t so absurd after all. Maybe acquiring fancy stuff can solve all our problems. Who am I to say it can’t? Later folks, I’m off to Barneys for a new clutch. Reply nike dunks on April 28, 2011 at 11:53 pm No person not of the world, but the fear of sincerity spared.http://www.cheappumashoes.org/ World Without don’ts, and I’m afraid determined to not be strong. Reply puma shoes on May 1, 2011 at 12:25 am No person not of the world, but the fear of sincerity spared.http://www.cheappumashoes.org/ World Without don’ts, and I’m afraid determined to not be strong. Reply timberland chukka on July 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm The so-called inner happiness, is a normal person living a healthy and harmonious life feel happy. Inner joy is a person living a healthy, normal,http://www.timberlandonsales.com/ harmonious life was joy. Reply Herve leger on August 30, 2011 at 10:41 pm One of these days is none of these days!!! Reply www.cnbrandstore.com on September 18, 2011 at 8:23 am Well stated & with wonderful timing cnjerseystore-NBA Swingman cheap nfl jerseys Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.