I love watching kids get up and make things happen for themselves. It’s one huge reason I am such a fan of FIRST, the robotics program that encourages kids to get involved with engineering early and make it a part of their lives.
This weekend, at the Barnes and Noble store in Olympia, I encountered another worthy group. It’s called Broaden Your Horizons. The kids involved were in period dress, and fired up to answer questions about American History as part of their fund-raiser to go to Washington DC (That other Washington) and Boston and New York to visit historical sites and learn more. Barnes and Noble was donating a portion of sales that day to support these kids in their quest.
It was a pleasure to see the kids there and to discover how knowledgeable they already were! They were all middle school students from Komachin Middle School. Their fund raising efforts continue today, so if you are in Olympia and would like to donate painlessly to an excellent cause (as in, buy yourself coffee and a new book or two, and B&N will kick in to the goal) please do drop by the store on Black Lake Boulevard!