I was recently honored to be recognized by the Kohl Children’s Museum for my work with Opportunity Education making quality education accessible to children living in poverty. The museum hosted a wonderful gala at which I received their 2017 Power of Play Award.
I don’t believe you lift people out of poverty with handouts; you do it by breaking the cycle of poverty and specifically by providing people with educational opportunities. Those opportunities lead to good jobs. Good jobs lead to stable families. And stable families raise children who can do even better than their parents. This is the very reason I started the Opportunity Education and built NGL Academies in California, Nebraska and Tanzania.
Thank you to the Kohl Children’s Museum for the award and, more importantly, for giving me the chance to hopefully inspire others to use the power of education to help people living in poverty have an opportunity for a better life.