Monday, June 06, 2005

What really matters

From Friday's

June 3, 2005 Dear Friends and Family: Generation Xcel is not about programs, budgets, or buildings. It is about young people, real lives with real value and real purpose. The “stuff” we do is simply an excuse to establish meaningful relationships with real kids — your kids. We love them for who they are and are privileged to help shape who they will become. Thank you for trusting us to play a role cultivating character and competence in them. Tonight’s Celebration is less a show and more a reflection on the value of these relationships. Relationships require work and consume time and resources, especially if they are to produce the kind of authenticity that kids crave. But it's in the transparency and relevance of genuine relationships - with self, parents, family, teachers, peers, and mentors - that young people become who they are meant to be.

In Service,

Jeremy Del Rio Executive Director

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

More here, including pictures and award recipients. Download commemorative program.


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