Since James joined Million Little two months ago, he has consistently inspired us with his strength, compassion, and determination.
Our lives illustrate the wonderfully diverse spectrum that makes up this great rainbow of a nation. You see our beauty lies much deeper than the surface. The beauty we exude lies deep within the bedrock of our souls. It shines through with every kind word and deed and every thought provoking conversation.
Everything isn't always black and white... right or wrong... good or bad. There are a lot of messy, layered, complex, misunderstood grey areas when it comes to many of life's situations. In a lot of ways, many of us are "living in the grey"... teetering on the balance beam of our lives... doing the best we can... striving to be the better version of ourselves.
How do you cope in the midst of chaos? What do you do when you're in a hostile environment but don't have the luxury of physically removing yourself from it... When you're not at liberty to change the very nature of your surroundings?
Maya Angelou wrote, “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
Each youth in our program has a story, and we allow them to share it on their own terms.
When we work with children with trauma sometimes the mission seems so daunting and scary.
Mother Teresa once said, “Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyways.”
The idea of encouraging children to participate in a mock battle may seem shocking.
Million Little’s juvenile detention program gives our girls the opportunity to access new forms of self-expression and share their voice in a supportive and safe environment. All too often, assumptions cloud our ability to see someone’s true self, what they’ve been through and where they’re going.