Today is TOMS One Day Without Shoes. My daughter, along with other students at Clinton-Massie High School, are participating in this event by going without shoes to raise awareness of children lacking access to education and good health. TOMS was started with the idea that for each pair of TOMS purchased, a pair of shoes would be given to a child in need.
One of the unique opportunities our students have today is to be as globally connected as they are. When I was in high school, the awareness of global issues was not nearly as prevalent as it is today. One Day Without Shoes is one opportunity for students to engage in making a difference in the lives of people they will most likely never meet.
One side benefit for students is that (hopefully) it makes them more grateful for the opportunities we do have. My decision this morning was not if I had shoes to wear, but what pair of shoes I would put on.
Great job to the students of Clinton-Massie and students all across the US who are participating today.