This week I received a note in the mail from Gracie and Johnny's elementary school stating that safety drills would be conducted where the kids would be secured in a classroom with the doors locked to "make them aware of procedures to keep everyone safe."
It suggested I have a talk with my kids before to assure them they are safe and this is a drill.
How do you explain to a five and seven year old that these precautions are necessary in the world that we live in today? My heart breaks that I even have to speak with them about this.
Our children deserve to feel as safe in school as they do at home, or anywhere else on this earth. How are they supposed to flourish and become our next generation of leaders if they have to worry about their safety while doing so?
For all of these reasons, this year I am choosing to raise money for https://www.safeandsoundschools.org/-- a charity founded by two Sandy Hook Elementary moms who lost their children on December 14, 2012.
I dont have a personal connection to this charity--but I think I can safely say this is a cause that all of us feel deeply for, and can get behind.
On October 18-19 I'll be joining a number of my Corporate Visions colleagues to run ~200ish miles through the backroads of Kentucky to raise money for various causes that are important to us.
Thanks in advance for your support!