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Vol. 2, Iss. 12 | August 2021 The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts Thought for the Month August 2021 If the 2020-2021 school year taught us anything, it was that life isn’t stagnant. Change is inevitable. Change can be scary. It’s the unknown. It’s life. What is important to consider is that what we do with change makes a difference in our lives. Just like a dance, we need to change steps and move with it. When we [...]
Vol. 2, Iss. 11 | July 2021 Thought for the Month July 2021 It’s the 4th of July, 2021. How did you and your family celebrate our nation’s independence? Maybe you had an outdoor BBQ and spent the evening shooting fireworks with family and friends, or you attended your city’s firework display. However you spent it, you most likely felt a sense of freedom to be able to celebrate wholeheartedly after missing out on the infamous 2020 cancellations! As we celebrate our Nation’s freedom, let’s remember to share with our youth that freedom is not something [...]
Vol. 2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. ~ Les Brown Thought for the Month May 2021 I recently came across an article in “Success Resources' - Your Learning Resources” which included an adaptation from Les Brown’s personal collection. You might ask, “Who is Les Brown?" Brown is a motivational speaker who once was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives; and he was once married to Gladys Knight, the "Empress of Soul"; an American singer, songwriter, [...]
Vol. 2, Iss. 8 | April 2021 “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” ~ Orison Swett Marden AUTHOR, PUBLISHER Thought for the Month April 2021 “Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.” In reading this quote, I reflected on the past year and how the pandemic and the unexpected freeze have altered our way of life. We see the world through a different set of glasses. We don’t see germs, and never have, but now we are [...]
Vol.2 Iss. 7 | March 2021 “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ~ Albert Einstein Thought for the Month March 2021 I’ve often heard people say to teams working on projects, “Oh, you’re so creative,” but what I’m really hearing is, “Oh, you’re so smart.” Think about it, don’t you need to have some level of intelligence to complete a task; and if you’re going to enjoy tackling a task, shouldn’t you get creative about the task and be happy working on it? I recently read an article about creativity and its relationship to intelligence. The article was [...]
Vol. 2, Iss. 6 | Febrary 2021 When You Look in the Mirror When I look at the future, it’s so bright it burns my eyes. ~ Oprah Winfrey Thought for the Month February 2021 When you look in the mirror, who do you see in the reflection? I’m not referring to your facial features like your eyes, nose, and mouth. I’m talking about looking deeper into the mirror. Do you catch a glimpse of your honesty, respectfulness, empathic nature, and servitude towards others? Do those “others” see you as you see yourself or do they [...]
Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 "Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world." ~ Swami Vivekananda Thought for the Month January 2021 During the RGV LEAD Young Leaders’ Summit on January 20th, the Mercedes High School Ambassadors presented a program entitled, “Improving Your Mental Health During the Pandemic”. It was interesting to see how students took to heart the words of wisdom shared on the topic. Ambassadors were encouraged to reach out to others through social media, texting, and phone calls. The Mercedes Ambassador team [...]
Vol. 2, Issue 5 | January 2021 Luis Rodriguez, Executive Director RGV LEAD is off to a Great Start in 2021 Happy New Year! It’s January 2021 and RGV LEAD is off and running hosting meetings all month long! Some of the activities scheduled include RGV LEAD meetings with the Texas Regional Pathways Network, the RGV LEAD Regional Conference, RGV LEAD Ambassadors Young Leaders Summit, and the Young Entrepreneurs Challenge kick-off. RGV LEAD is committed to continuing its strong business and education partnerships and looking forward to providing districts with the best community and business engagement for [...]
Vol. 2, Iss. 4 | December 2020 “It is December and Nobody Asked if I Was Ready.” Here we are at the end of 2020, a year filled with uncertainty. The year kicked off with the race to the White House, but then, our nation and our world began witnessing another kind of battle - the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in March, schools shut down and learning went virtual. We had no idea how long that would last! So, here we are in December and most students are still learning from home! Who would’ve thought! Yes, the year has [...]