There is a lot of buzz about a recently released documentary Waiting for ‘Superman.'”. With the dismal performance of the US educational system, this is a call to arms.
The movie title comes from a recollection from Geoffrey Canada an educational reformer, who grew up in the South Bronx and who says, “One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me Superman did not exist. She thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real. I was crying because no one was coming with enough power to save us.”
The film is focused on resource competition, in this case a lottery in which five children whose lives await news of whether they have won admission to a charter school. The odds are against them – in one example, Francisco, a Bronx first-grader, is one of 792 applicants competing for 40 spots at the Harlem Success Academy.
Your heart goes out to all these kids. Who will inject any sunshine into their potential?
Well, superman and Santa may not come, but there is one super organization who is standing in the gap, and making a difference – Read Across Jamaica (RAJ). The kryptonite Read Across Jamaica face is our apathy and the resulting lack of support.
Read Across Jamaica is not waiting for Superman, but for you! Here are a few simple ways you can join the fight for a hope-filled future for many Jamaican kids.
RAJ has 10 barrels to pack & need volunteers to help with inventory, sorting & filling barrels.
Here are the times you can sign up for this week:
October 5 & 7 from Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
October 8 from 11:00am – 4:00pm
RSVP if you will be able to contribute some time. (301-672-4133)
If you unable to participate, please consider contributing $40 to help us purchase a barrel or $125 to help us ship. Visit RAJ Network for Good page and make your contributions.
Website to give
Your cape is awaiting you!