Opportunity Is?

What do YOU think?


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  • commented 2016-09-27 10:09:16 -0400
    Living into my dreams.
  • commented 2016-02-24 09:23:47 -0500
  • commented 2015-10-01 12:02:09 -0400
    A pathway, through or around obstacles, which leads you to possibility. The possibility of seeking and reaching your highest potential. The possibility of fulfilling your purpose. The possibility to provide for others. The possibility to live your life in abundance and fullness (not just econcomicly or materially).
  • commented 2015-09-01 22:47:00 -0400
    Opportunity is ACCESS…. to educational, employment and economic equality- for ALL.
  • commented 2015-08-26 15:10:24 -0400
    …means my children will have a fair chance at achieving 100% of who they were intended to be! …means every family regardless of status will have a chance to have their basic human needs met and live a full productive life!…means that every person, regardless of color, gender, economic background will have a chance to pave the way for the next few to make it through. EQUALITY, JUSTICE, LIBERTY, LIFE!
  • commented 2015-08-25 16:08:21 -0400
    Opportunity would look like entry-level jobs available for youth. Internships available through CPCC connecting the students to companies related to their studies. It would be lower entry and yearly costs for small businesses, especially those tha are home-based.
  • commented 2015-05-19 13:41:10 -0400
    Being given the opportunity of obtaining decent, affordable housing in a good, safe neighborhood; and not being forced to live in a dangerous neighborhood because of having a single, bad mistake as a youth, incident on your background check- when applying for housing rentals.

    It does not appear that giving someone a second chance for past mistakes applies to the housing rental market
  • commented 2015-05-10 20:03:51 -0400
    Opportunity means being given a chance to prove oneself regardless of having been homeless, recovering from mental illness, substance addiction, shade of skin, education, class, sexual orientation or any other way of life that differs from mainstream America.
  • commented 2015-05-04 20:42:42 -0400
    Hard work, discipline and determination with a dream. Seek mentors, do not follow the crowd, Ask who am I really? Think Tuskegee airmen, Martin Luther King not sports or music idols. Who do I respect? What do I really want to be? How do I get their? Do not wait for opportunity hunt for it relentlessly.
  • commented 2015-05-04 14:00:26 -0400
    The day you was born all opportunity were given to you to be a great personality. Situation and circumstances may limit your opportunities in the beginning but when you get connected to the main energy source of life, which is the Lord Jesus Christ, than only than begins the practical realization of these opportunities, not according to your will but the will of God who is guiding force in these opportunities. Being free because of the Spirit within you will help you to recognize the right opportunities as all opportunities are meant for you but to share with some one else so that your community becomes a better and safer place to live. Learn how to share and exercise love and compassion in sharing of social, moral and economic values.
  • commented 2015-04-30 14:10:17 -0400
    The first description that comes to my mind is: A chance to make things better—for someone else, for yourself, for the community, for the world. With opportunity, there’s also a feeling of excitement that the possibilities for improvement may be endless!
  • commented 2015-04-30 14:05:34 -0400
    Luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Donna Beegle, “See Poverty Be The Difference”. Public schools are the post powerful tool we have, and the biggest predictor of achievement is parental involvement, however defined.
  • commented 2015-04-30 12:30:53 -0400
    As a long time volunteer in the black community it is disturbing to see first hand the challenges and hopelessness faced by black youth. The challenge is daunting and I wish you success.

    I applaud the Baltimore “Mom of the Year” for her actions to discipline her son. She is doing her best. I am concerned what societies correct and realistic response should be for a great Mom like her. She has six children, no job and no husband. How on earth do we level the playing field for the many, many Moms like her and their children. With (CDC stat) 3 of 4 black kids being born to single homes (Moms) these poor kids have little chance to succeed.

    Buffalo, NY is considering boarding school for kids coming from homes they call “dysfunctional”. At a cost of $25,000 / year / student a 12 year education will cost $300,000 / year. The cost to provide this opportunity for just the children of “Mom of the Year” would be $1,800,000. Not a cost that can be realistically funded and if we could then the state would be responsible for “raising” the kids. Our own NC foster child program (remember the poor child tied to the porch with a dead chicken around his neck?) should give pause to this notion. The government can do many things but raising kids is not one of them.

    Well, Mom of the Year is also a grandmother already, the cycle continues.

    My hope is that the epidemic of single Mom’s be properly addressed. My thought is that 90% of the socio-economic ills suffered by poor black youth would be addressed with involved fathers.

    I am old, I remember the Supreme’s cautionary hit “Love Child”. If only the black community could focus a concerted effort, a very loud and ubiquitous message to young black women (most men are biologically prevented from getting the message) to manage and limit reproduction to men they know will be there to be a father for the child’s life.

    I hope this, the largest contributory factor in denying opportunity to black youth, will be a central focus of your group. At present an entire generation of wonderfully gifted, talented youth are being lost and the next generation is on the way.
  • commented 2015-04-30 07:58:03 -0400
    I recall a summer jobs drive years ago in Charlotte, sponsored by an organization called HELP (Help Empower Local People). It took sign ups from working age youth in the community and HELP members (volunteers) would solicit businesses (through friends, etc) to offer summer jobs to the youth. Like a paid internship. I think that, paired with an education session for the youth (all the “DOs” of making a good impression and keeping the job) at the start of the program would be a good thing. Have some youth from prior jobs drives, or just success stories from their own employment speak to the “interns” about their experience. Invite an area business person that has supported the drive to speak as well.

    In the business world it can frequently be more about “who you know” rather than “what you know,” to land and keep a job. This gets some feet into doors and at least provides a starting point for good employment references and gets the kids focused on getting jobs, concurrent with school, or once they do finish studies.
  • commented 2015-04-19 08:45:34 -0400
  • commented 2015-04-18 16:13:42 -0400
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