Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delivered a memorable commencement address at Northwestern University’s 165th commencement ceremony in Evanston, Illinois on June12, 2023, reminding us that kindness is intelligence.
Over my many years in politics and business I have found one thing to be universally true: the kindest person in the room is often the smartest.
John Lewis & Partners, the UK-based department store, released this early Christmas advert to highlight an issue close to their hearts so we can all be a force for positive change for a generation of young people growing up in care or who have experienced being in care.
We want every young person to feel valued and seen and have the same opportunity for a happier Christmas and a happier future.
John Lewis & Partners
There are 108,000 children and young people growing up in the UK’s care system, who don’t have the safety net of family to call on.
I feel like that is going to have an impact on so many young people who feel neglected and isolated this Christmas. Just seeing that representation that you are cared about is going to mean so much.
Rachel — Action for Children campaigner
Some of the UK’s most talented individuals come from difficult backgrounds, including a history of being in care. However, too often the potential of these children and young people is overlooked. They often don’t have the same opportunities as those who have family support.
I think it will make you stop and think and say ‘how can I help?’
Five year old Michael Orlando Clark jr. is smiling in the Kent County Michigan courtroom. He’s about to be adopted, and right behind him is his entire kindergarten class from Wealthy Elementary School in East Grand Rapids that he invited along to support and be part of his wonderful day. They were holding their handmade paper hearts for him. And so it was ordered by the judge that his forever mom and dad will be David Andrew Eaton and Andrea Lewis Melvin.