Proof Positivity: Senator Edward Kennedy

Senator Edward Kennedy states during a video introduced during the Democratic National Convention August 25, 2008 “I grew up in a family who wanted to achieve in the sense of wanting to make a difference in people’s lives.” During a speech in Washington DC for the City Year convention CYZYGY ” City Year has given the opportunity for the best of our young people to serve in the community.” Alan Khazei co-founder of City Year says about Edward Kennedy “He committed right away to introduce new legislation take new programs like City Year to scale to make it possible for young people all over our country to serve our country.”

This is what is called a starfish. I know very funny video it’s clearly not a girl.
” While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

A starfish is when you make a difference in the life of someone else. Every day I kept a journal of the things I did for other people. It help to give me self confidence. You need to believe in yourself before you can go any further in life. I had a starfish of a lady with mental retardation. She would constantly pull her shoes off and place them on the table. By the end of a year and my telling her to please leave your shoes on she started to keep them on her feet. She had a little more self control than she had previously.

My site, on Fridays, would get together have a little skit then do community service the other half of the day. This is what Senator Kennedy is supporting. Young people serving the community. My experience was far more educational than any college could have been. City Year is where the idea for Proof Positivity first happened. Proof Positivity would not exist without City Year.