Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yes We Can

A student from Obama's grade school in Jakarta, Indonesia.

I started out writing this blog with the intent of describing my joy and the reasoning for my joy of having Barack Obama elected as our 44th President.. It came off as hyper-personal and I figured if you know me ask me. I'll gladly relive my experience of taking to the streets of NYC the night Barack Obama was elected President of the United States of America.

Body surfing with impeccable form.

Instead I am going to tell you that today I applied to become a mentor through the organization Stoked Mentoring. Stoked is an Organization in which you have the chance to mentor a teen through participation in surfing, skating, or snowboarding. The teens involved in the program primarily come from low-income neighborhoods and or single parent households that tend to be academically or socially at risk.

Bedford and North 7th November 4th, 2008

Obama has inspired many to dig in and help rebuild this country for past generations, our generation and for generations to come. This is our moment to prove the cynics right or prove them wrong. The point is we have earned the chance.

In the words of our President Elect:

"This is our moment. This is our time - to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids, to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace, to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth - that out of many, we are one. That while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism and doubt and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes We Can."