SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
A-OK DETROIT AT FOCUS: HOPE
I HOPE FOR A WORLD WHERE: (adults)
There is an equal opportunity for education
People have compassion for their neighbors near and far
All peoples loving one another
More people open up to learning about others who are different
True peace and healing among the nations
We emphasize the pursuit of happiness
We are all united and equal
We are all treated equally
We can all just get along – World Peace
All Children have an opportunity to receive a quality education – no child left behind
There would be no achievement gaps
Everyone would be able and ready to attend a college or university upon graduating high school
College will be affordable for all students and jobs will be available post graduation.
There will be no discrimination in the workplace based on gender/sex, race, socioeconomic status, religion, culture, or sexual orientation.
There will be world peace and unity amongst our neighbors and love for all.
Teamwork makes the Dream work!
Race is not the first thing we notice
Justice is a given every day for everyone.
Peace is everywhere
Injustice is never met with apathy
Everyone around the world can join as one!
Peace and understanding are universal priorities
Everyone has the courage to be who they really are
There is true equality
We realize we already have what we need to succeed, realizing we are made for goodness
Service to others is common,
There is only love
Social justice is the number one priority
I HOPE FOR A WORLD WHERE: (TEENS)
No one is discriminated against or picked on
Everyone is loved
Nobody is hated for being different
There are no phonies
There is no racism
Everyone gets along and there is peace on earth
There is no war
There is no poverty
Everything is peaceful
Everyone is happy
There will be peace and freedom
No one is made fun of
There are no racial, social or economic blocks
Everyone is understood
There is equality and peace
There is peace, no racism and love
Not everything is a competition
People put in effort because they want to, not because they are trying to outdo anyone
People don’t take things for granted
Where everyone is brilliant
There is peace, love and happiness
Everyone can set aside their difference and be equal
Nobody is judged by anything except their personality
Everyone cares about and for everyone else
PARTICIPATING IN A SERVICE PROJECT MAKES ME FEEL: (TEENS)
Like I just helped a lot!
Good – giving back to the community and helping others
Very very helpful and happy
Good about helping others
Like my life is worth something
Amazing!! I love to volunteer
Like my life has more meaning than just its own
Like an important part of my community
Like I am doing a good thing for my community
Better about myself!!
Good about myself
Like I just changed something
Like I can make a difference
Great because I’m helping others
Nice and helpful
Useful, important, helpful.
I cannot describe this wonderful feeling no matter how hard I try
PARTICIPATING IN A SERVICE PROJECT MAKES ME REALIZE: (TEENS)
That one person can make a difference
I can do things
We are one
That everyday there is a chance to help out, even in small ways
Volunteering is awesome!!
That I can make a difference
That those from other faiths might not be so different after all
What’s important in life!
Helping the community is so much fun
That we can come together as a community
That I can make a difference in someone else’s life
Every minute of helping counts
That it is fun to meet new people and it helps
That everyone can make a different
That I am doing the right thing
That living in a diverse world, we can all come together to work as one and for the greater good
That although we are all different, we all want the same things
That there are good people out there.
That anyone can help!!
SOMETHING I LEARNED FROM THE DIALOGUE IS: (TEENS)
Everyone has similar struggles even though we all have different backgrounds
Even though everyone is different, we are all very similar
Everyone is different, but we can all be friends,
9/11 brings us together as a nation to learn about each other’s differences and love everyone
We all have our differences
Don’t judge a person before you know him
People are different and they are like a book with many different obstacles
Everyone is different to make each one special
9/11 isn’t just a day to remember those that died. It’s another chance to make a positive difference in our world.
We are not as different as we think we are
We may not feel it, but we are very lucky
9/11 does not just have to be a day of mourning, it can be a day for constructive things as well. I have been inspired to help the community.
We are all the same in different ways.
That there are many people from different schools and communities that volunteered today.
Don’t put people into stereotypes if you don’t know them.