Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bueno: The Providence Effect

"There is no stronger weapon against inequality and no better path to opportunity than an education that can unlock a child's God-given potential." President Barack Obama 

Did you know that there is a school in inner city Chicago not so very far away from the spot where just last month, 16-year-old Derrion Albert was sadly and shockingly beaten to death by a mob of teenagers, that offers hope and an escape for many of Chicago's children. 

That a school exists that can boast that 100% of it's graduates have graduated and headed to collage, every year for almost 30 years? 

That School is Providence St. Mel, and this film gives you an inside look at the lives of the students from kindergarten through graduation. 

If you want to be inspired and find hope, we encourage you to go and see the documentary that is playing right now in select theaters across America. 

The Providence Effect
"At Providence St. Mel, we believe. We believe in the creation of inspired lives produced by the miracle of hard work. We are not frightened by the challenges of reality, but believe that we can change our conception of this world and our place within it. So we work, plan, build, and dream - in that order. We believe that one must earn the right to dream. Our talent, discipline, and integrity will be our contribution to a new world. Because we believe that we can take this place, this time, and this people, and make a better place, a better time, and a better people.

With God's help, we will either find a way or make one."

Please go see this movie! 
With support from everyday people, our children's futures hold endless possibilities. 

XOXO- Things-We-Heart

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