baby college

it might just be me, but if i’m honest i’ve spent my fair share of time thinking, ‘ending poverty on a grand scale? hopeless…’

this is the first plan i’ve ever heard that seems to actually make sense.  Geoffrey Canada is training parents with low incomes the information that’s ‘common sense’ in the suberbs but nearly unheard of in the harlems of this world:  read to your children, speak to your children, don’t hit your children as punishment.  he challenges parents to prepare the next generation to pull themselves out of poverty.  the best part is that it’s actually working.

click here to listen to ‘Baby College’ from the NPR show, This American Life: “This 30-minute segment focuses on the beginning of Harlem Children’s Zone’s “pipeline” of services: The Baby College. It is an intimate look at how HCZ’s work is transforming the lives of families and helping to break the cycle of generational poverty.”

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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
-Kahlil Gibran

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