“We stand on the shoulders of others.”
Dr. Simmons’ call to action: “Tell your own story.”
He urged the Corps Members, his source of inspiration, to broadcast their stories of service to the world. Only by going from our individual stories to the collective can we grow the service year movement to become the catalyst for a generation of young public housing residents to take control of their own career paths and shape a sustainable future.
He challenged our corps to change the narrative about young people of color from public housing. Only once we invest in ourselves, can we truly serve others.
“Be unapologetic about being committed to yourself.”
“When you are successful, others can be.”
We appreciate our partner Service Year Alliance and thank Dr. Robert Simmons III for his words of inspiration for Cohort 15.