The Class of 2020 is “Ready to Be the Change in the World”
By Martha Sessums, President, ACE
Graduating seniors receive lots of advice, and the Class of 2020 has probably received more than any other class. With no physical graduations, everything went online and the advice piled up. From Oprah to Obama to basketball player Damian Lillard to gymnast Simon Biles and even rapper Cardi B, the advice was plentiful.
But here’s an authentic viewpoint from Julian Jordan and Kyle Trefny,* both 2020 graduates of Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Like their fellow students, they have lived through lots of events that changed parts of the world and are looking at a future filled with more change. Their viewpoint, while positive, is also powerful. “We are not just ready to be in a world of change we are also ready to be the change in the world.”
Congratulations to all the students in the Class of 2020, especially those in the ACE Learning Center schools – KALW Audio Academy, Alpha Public Schools, Oakland International High School, San Francisco International High School and Oxford Day Academy.
Get ready to be the change in the world. The world needs you now.
*Kyle Trefny is the son of Ben Trefny, News Director at KALW, who also manages the ACE Learning Center Audio Academy. Nice job, Kyle.