“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
–John F. Kennedy, Thanksgiving Day Proclamation 1963
The first service project undertaken by the newly formed Horizonte Key Club was to write thank you letters to individual faculty and staff of Salt Lake City School District’s alternative high school and adult education provider.
The mostly high school seniors are also thinking of serving the homeless, which some of them have been, and organizing a senior prom or other school-wide special event, which none have had the opportunity to do.
Every student at Horizonte, high schooler and returnee, has a personal story of failing and recovering, of falling and getting up again and again. From the perspective of teachers and staff, every student can make a difference for good in this world.
The conjunction of teacher/staff and and student caring and connecting makes for special advancement and reward for all. This is how and why Horizonte works. I’m thankful too.