The Starfish Story

A wise man was taking a sunrise walk on the beach...

 In the distance he caught sight of a little girl who seemed to be dancing along the waves. As he got closer, he saw the little girl picking up starfish from the sand and tossing them gently back into the ocean.

“What are you doing?” the wise man asked?

“The sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

“But little girl, there are miles and miles of beach with starfish all along the way, you can’t possibly make a difference.”

 The little girl bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it lovingly back into the ocean past the breaking waves, “It made a difference to that one.” She replied.

We are all gifted
 with the power
 the opportunity
to make a difference
in the life of a child
a family
a person.

21. Promote Arts and Culture

Promote Arts and Culture

Arts and culture are essential to the education and well being of a community. Programs will bring enjoyment to people and will open the door to discovering the talents of children and adults. Collaboration with an organization of local talent can really benefit a community.


Possible Programs

  1. Create programs of arts and culture that can be introduced and presented to students to discover talents.
  2. Work on a program or idea to showcase local arts and talents.
  3. Create a program to use arts to be of help and therapy for children and persons in the community.
  4. Fund grants to teachers to promote specific single art programs for students.

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