One Girl’s Big Dream!
One Girl’s Big Dream!
In Baldwin Park, CA, one fifth grade girl, Christina, has big dreams. She dreams of attending and graduating from three Ivy League universities!
She plans to attend and graduate from Yale University for her undergraduate degree. She then plans to attend and graduate from Harvard University for her post graduate degree. And finally, she plans to attend and graduate from Princeton University for her doctorate degree. Her ultimate dream is to become a chemist so she can help people. That is pretty is awe-inspiring! I am certain it makes her parents proud. I am confident they will do everything they can to prepare and support Christina, so she can make her big dream come true! That includes saving money for college.
Yahoo Chairman of the Board and VISA Board member, Maynard Webb says we should teach kids to dream big! He encourages parents to do this because he thinks it important kids know anything is achievable regardless of their circumstances. He overcame some extraordinary obstacles at an early age and wants kids to know they can do it too.
At Walnut Elementary School, in Baldwin Park Unified School District where Christina attends school, that is exactly what teachers like Jose Rangel, Jean Ayala and others are doing. And, it is just not happening there. Teaching kids to dream big is taking place at other elementary schools around the nation as well. Here are some of the schools who believe it is important to teach students to dream big and set goals.
Indianapolis, Indiana: Allisonville Elementary Teacher Wants Students to Dream Big by Maureen C. Gilmer
“Some of us followed our dreams; a lot of us didn’t,” said Emily Hodson, a fifth-grade teacher at Allisonville Elementary in Washington Township. Hodson wants her students to think big. “It’s all about empowerment.”
Byron Center, Michigan: Brown Elementary School Website
Brown Elementary is committed to creating and maintaining our school as one of the finest in Michigan…by doing little acts of kindness, identifying dreams with the children, and setting goals…Dr. Barb Johnson, Principal
Richmond, Virginia: Area students dream big at Robins Center Event
“Education is a key…” said Michael Shafer, University of Richmond’s Women’s Basketball Coach
San Diego, California: Central Elementary School Website
Our motto is: Work Hard, Be Kind, Dream Big! No Excuses.
Saint Paul, Minnesota: Saint Paul Public Schools Website – Elementary Students DREAM
Thoughts for Parents – If your goal is to help your children achieve these dreams, you should show them how and help lead the way.
“Dream and do big, one step at a time!” – Sammy Rabbit