Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"The Pledge"

No, not the one we all know... ("I pledge alligiance to the flag of the United States of America...")

Every day at the After-School Academy, we have a special time called "Group Time" when we all come together for announcements, "shines" (recognition of good behavior or special accomplishments), review of the word of the week, and "The Pledge."

This is something I find so meaningful; I wish I had heard it when I was these' kids' age! I hope they appreciate it ... and that it makes a difference in their lives, somehow or another.

The Pledge
I pledge alligiance to myself
and who I want to be,
'cause I can make my dreams come true
if I believe in me.
I pledge to stay in school and learn
the things I need to know
to make this world a better place
for kids like me to grow.
I pledge to keep my dreams alive
and be all I can be.
I know I can, I know I will
'cause I believe in me.