This We Believe
ABE Staycation 2015
We believe that leaders are the gateway to change within our community.
Social biases still exist and need to be broken on all levels of interaction. We must keep in mind that the biases we hold are not always black and white;
There is a gray area which will be the most difficult to overcome.
If leaders are to be gateways to change within our community, it is imperative for them to understand the spectrum of biases that exist between groups of people,
The best way to do this is by living and engaging with the differing parts of the community.
We believe that no one should grow up without guidance, goals, dreams, aspirations, and options. With these tools we expect our community members to grow and prosper into their own success stories.
We believe that the most effective leaders are those that lead with compassion; those that believe that everyone is socially equal.
This means that the community as a whole is equally responsible in the commitment to making a positive difference.