This pledge has promoted our social and emotional learning. I think that people cannot succeed without social and emotional skills.
Social and emotional skills will help students become more resistant to the lure of drugs, teen pregnancy, violent gangs, and dropping out of school.
This pledge has helped us create a learning community which fosters acceptance, generosity, and mutual respect.
Pledge to Myself and to the Universe
This day has been given to me fresh and clear
I can either use it or throw it away
I promise myself I shall use this day to its fullest
Realizing it can never come back again
I realize this is my life to use or throw away
I make myself what I am
I pledge allegiance to the world
To cherish every living thing
To care for Earth, Sea, and Air
With Peace and Freedom everywhere!
by Steve VandeGrind, Teacher