Double Kudos to Sisters Shelby & Kelsey ! !

G3’s Kelsey participated in the Museum of Tolerance’s Freedom’s Sisters Essay Contest for 4th – 8th graders in November.  Kelsey selected Sonia Sanchez as her favorite Freedom’s Sister and explained how she would continue her legacy.  Kelsey was one of 20 finalist (mostly 7th & 8th graders) selected from a pool of 200 essay submissions to be honored at the January program which acknowledged local Southern California Freedom’s Sisters, essay contest winners and finalists. On another note, Kelsey and her class are on their 2 week trip to Paris where they’ll go to school with Parisian children and visit local sites as part of their 5th grade … Continue reading Double Kudos to Sisters Shelby & Kelsey ! !

Teens Takin’ it to the Streets on MLK Day of Service

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”  MLK J&J Teens and Pre-Teens team up at the Boys & Girls Club, and literally began cleaning up the neighborhood streets of Pasadena armed with brooms, garbage cans, and gloves.  Martin Luther King would have been proud! About the MLK Day of Service: After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The federal holiday was first observed in 1986, making 2011 the 25th anniversary of the King federal holiday. … Continue reading Teens Takin’ it to the Streets on MLK Day of Service