I don’t usually blog, but Usha and I wanted to share the news about our partnership with the nonprofit One More Generation.OMG was founded in 2009 by two children – then 8-year-old Carter Ries and his sister 7-year-old Olivia Ries. In the You Tube video, you’ll meet these two kids and our 8-year-old grandson, Shiv.We have seen, firsthand, the impression Carter and Olivia have made on Shiv. In fact, we have been a bit surprised that he took it to heart so quickly.Until recently, Shiv’s heroes were famous athletes and actors. Now he talks more about helping the planet, and saving endangered species. Usha and I spend a lot of time with Shiv, and have seen him pick up plastic from the side of the road, questioning why people can’t throw it in the trash. We have seen him react in ways we did not expect when learning about endangered species and the illegal ivory trade. We smiled when we heard him explaining to his dad, our son, about the importance of trees to the environment.He has found his voice, and is beginning to look at the future in a different way. Now, he talks about becoming a scientist.
We have always been proud grandparents, and we are even more so now. If one child can become so empowered like this, imagine what many children can do.
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