"I don‘t want readers to ever forget the high stakes of these stories—and of all of our stories: that life and death, freedom and bondage, hang in the balance of every action we take…this book will use our two lives as a way of thinking about choices and accountability, not just for each of us as individuals but for all of us as a society…our destinies can be determined by a single stumble down the wrong path, or a tentative step down the right one."– Introduction, pg. xiv
In just six days, Wes Moore will be returning to Champaign County to speak with over 500 9th graders about the choices we make and the impact they have on our lives. From Tim Mitchell's News-Gazette's story on 11-2-2011:
Over the course of the next few weeks, over 52,000 students will begin fall classes at our two great higher education institutions. The transition to college life can come with challenges - and United Way is here to help.
United Way of Champaign County is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendar is now available! This year’s calendar features artwork from Champaign Public Library’s Mother Goose on the Loose program.