Unique Educational Opportunities to bridge the gap between education and action, counter the rise in antisemitism and hate speech, and help students nurture their “Beloved Community” (MLK)
“LIGHT is not a classroom resource or a new curriculum. It’s a revolution in our approach to arts and humanities. LIGHT is the Yin to the Yang of STEM. Through STEM, students have learned HOW to be innovative. Through LIGHT, students learn WHY, and are given OPPORTUNITIES to apply innovation to community problems, with Holocaust remembrance as the foundation and contemporary genocides and human rights violations as the catalyst.” The amount of LIGHT Programming grows by the day. Below are some featured examples of completed and ongoing projects to help inspire, prepare and empower you and your students to join LIGHT.
"If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." - Fred Rogers
"Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain." - Fred Rogers
"All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That's one of the things that connects us as neighbors--in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver." - Fred Rogers
"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has- or ever will have- something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression." - Fred Rogers
"Some days, doing 'the best we can' may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect on any front-and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else." - Fred Rogers
"There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don't seem to help." - Fred Rogers
"The world needs a sense of worth, and it will achieve it only by its people feeling that they are worthwhile." "Try your best to make goodness attractive. That's one of the toughest assignments you'll ever be given."
"The thing I remember best about successful people I've met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they're doing and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they're doing, and they love it in front of others." - Fred Rogers