You can do anything…what do you want to feel?
-Luke O’Neill (American Explorers Executive Director)
As a child, all the adults would tell us students that we could be whatever we wanted to be and then they would recommend careers such engineering, law and medicine.
I never connected to those fields. My heart was never in those fields so I never pursued them despite the feeling that I was letting people down for not becoming one of the “Big 3”.
Luke and I had the discussion this week in Montana about people being able to do anything in life and the importance of doing what makes you feel good at the soul level. Life is too short to neglect happiness.
American Explorers is not a camp. It is 20 days of leadership development for 20 students from Atlanta in the mountains of Montana. In July, another 10 students will travel from Atlanta, joining 10 young men and women from right here in Montana.
I asked 5 American Explorers students what they want to feel in life.
I want to feel like I’m changing other peoples lives.
TJ Pittman (North Atlanta High School)
-Kami Boone (Henry W. Grady High School)
-Kalveion Heard (Booker T. Washington High School)
I want to feel enjoyment in whatever it is that I am trying to accomplish.
-Cameron Giles (Benjamin E. Mays High School)
-Re’Nae Dillard (KIPP Atlanta Collegiate)