EDUCATE TOMORROW STANDS WITH YOU
Educate Tomorrow is firmly rooted in the truth that Black lives matter with the intention to elevate the voices of Black youth and to help them see clearly that their lives matter. We see you, we hear you, and we are with you, shoulder to shoulder, all the way.
The more we serve youth and families, particularly Black and Brown youth who are at higher risk of being poor, neglected, abused and silenced, the more we raise voices that will make a lasting impact.
There is no room for racial or social injustice in this world. We stand with our Black community — and all those working toward justice in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and far too many others whose names will not be forgotten.
Message from Our CEO, Brett McNaught
Educate Tomorrow is a group of diverse individuals, of which I am grateful. We strive to right systemic wrongs, to provide pathways to opportunity, to promote lasting positive change in the community. We serve predominately black and brown youth, who are at a higher risk of living in poverty, neglect, abandonment, abuse and silence. I cannot speak for Educate Tomorrow when I speak to the anger, grief, fear and hope that is flowing through my heart. Each member of Educate Tomorrow has a unique lived experience, their own voice to be heard.
I find my inspiration from a quote I learned about during my Peace Corps training in Niger, West Africa nearly 20 years ago. It speaks to the need to be vulnerable and listen and has remained relevant throughout my life. The quote goes like this.
"If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." The activist Lilla Watson who is often credited with this quote defers to " Aboriginals activists group, Queensland, 1970's" due to the quote's collective development."
I believe we need to acknowledge that our liberation is bound, that we must work collectively--and work means work. The fight to make progress towards equity and justice will be the fight of our lives. I also believe in abundance. Everyone can win. Imagine what this world would be like if everyone had the ability to reach their true potential.
At Educate Tomorrow I have witnessed the amazing growth in so many young people and I have also witnessed real and seemingly insurmountable struggles. I do not have the answer, I will listen and if asked I hope to contribute positively to the essential collective work.