The story talks about the brother’s graduation this past weekend from Stephen F. Austin High School and how each will be moving onto different life paths. The fact that both brothers were graduating together is inspiring to be sure, but it was also how their love and care for each other has already shaped them into strong men and passionate leaders. The pair protested at a local movie theater a few years ago because of a film’s use of language around a character with disabilities. There were protests around the country about the film.
At Theatre Action Project, the program Courage in Action helps students understand what it is to be courageous leaders in our community. If you ask me Van and Sam are certainly great examples of courage and leadership for all of us. I grew up hearing my mother saying “charity begins at home” and that seems to be very true for the Wardens. Their passion has deepened beyond their front door from seeing a problem to taking action.
Read the Statesman article here and tell me what you think. What other examples of courage and leadership in our community can you see and share?