Day: January 22, 2017
Writing Obama Blog Post # 8
“I won’t stop; in fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my days that remain.”
—President Barack Obama, January 10, 2017
We need some hope.
Today, I found the link to President Obama’s new Twitter account and his foundation page. It starts with a really positive message.
When you go through the site, you are asked a few questions on what kind of positive initiative you would like to see happen. You are also asked to add an image and write about why it is important to you. I wrote this.
I think a good citizen is someone who contributes in a positive way to make things better for those in their community. That community could be your neighbourhood, city, country or the entire world. We can all make a positive difference if we want to.
I am part of a group that will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in March 2017. I love this project because we get the adventure of a lifetime and at the same time, we raise money for a charity of our choice – mine is Rec LINK, a small organization that helps families in poor neighbourhoods access recreational services.
It would be great to do something like this in Guatemala or El Salvador – places more people need to explore and learn about.
That’s it – I got to write the President about Dream Mountains and its potential to continue to match adventure and social justice – something I really hope will happen in the future.
I am really glad he asked.