People Value: The Power of One

I had the pleasure of attending the “I Have a Dream” Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Gala.  This organization started when one person, Eugene Lang, promised a group of 6th graders from in a low income community that if they graduated from high school, he would pay for them to attend college.  He did not put any restrictions on the gift.  It was unconditional.  He did it based on his belief that every child should be entitled to a quality education – the great equalizer that can help lift a person from poverty to something better.  One man started a movement that has affected the lives of thousands of students across the country.  If one man can affect thousands, imagine the power you possess when you mentor someone and combine those efforts with others.

Wealth is subjective.  You can have monetary riches and still be poor in love and true friendship.   The worth of people who see value in others and develop it is immeasurable.

Ronda Lee
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Ronda is an attorney, writer, and entrepreneur. She is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and New York. She loves to travel and is passionate about education equity, especially for first generation college students.