Published On: Thu, Feb 22nd, 2007

An Educational Pledge

Cappas_portre_1 From the book:
Never too late to make a U-Turn:
An Educational Pledge and 15 Questions to Self-Development
For Students in the Public School System

I pledge to maintain a
Healthy Mind and Body
Staying away from the Vice of drugs
I pledge always to try my Best to understand
The importance of Knowledge and Education
I pledge to paint a Positive picture of where I plan to be in the future
Not allowing obstacles to stop the growth of my Plans
I pledge to seek Answers to Questions,
With the understanding that they
Will lead to other discoveries
I pledge to work Firm
With the Awareness and Confidence
That firm work Today will serve
As the Seeds for my strong Tree tomorrow
A Tree that no one will be able to tear down
I pledge to learn proper languages,
Beginning with my Mother’s
Always prepared to Appreciate others
I pledge to gain a better understanding of Me
By understanding my Cultural roots
I pledge to fully accept Me as a human being
A Rainbow of many cultures and colors
I pledge to overcome any Personal misfortunes
Becoming Stronger from such misfortunes
Always striving to become
A wise person.

For Teachers, Parents, & Students:
One cannot keep hope alive if no plan of action is in place…
The perfect book for youth at risk…

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Bio: Alberto O Cappas: a graduate of Brendeis High School, Harlem Prep School, and SUNY@ Buffalo. He has been widely published in magazines, journals and is the author of several collection of poems, including: Echolalia: Verse & Vibration; Disintegration of the Puerto Ricans; The Pledge: A Guide for Everyday Living.

(*) Alberto O. Cappa is also the Director of Community Affairs for the New York City Human Resoures Administration. A very interesting characater to address your students.

You can contact Mr. Alberto O. Cappas at:

Alberto Cappas
The Educational Pledge Foundation
PO Box 378
New York
New York, New York 10276

An Educational Pledge