White House Champion of Change “Connected Educator” and Mother Of Many CEO Daphne Bradford was selected to participate in President Obama’s final Champions of Change reunion in Washington, D.C. to discuss the great progress they have made, and how they can continue to turn ideas into action.
Reuniting under the theme “One Voice Can Change the World,” Bradford represented the voices of Dorsey High School Law Magnet, King Drew Medical Magnet High School and Dorsey’s STEAM Magnet students who wrote letters to President Barack Obama about their concerns and fears of a Donald Trump administration.
Eyvonne Burgin, a Dorsey Law Magnet student, asked Bradford to help her and a group of students get the attention of the White House because they were upset about Donald Trump winning the 2016 election after all of the divisive statements he made during the campaign.
Believing the power of the pen can bring change, Bradford invited students to write letters to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump for her to take to Washington D.C as their White House Champion of Change.
“I was blown away by the student’s letters so much they have inspired me to take it a step further and reach out to President-elect Donald Trump myself,” stated Bradford.
“You can hear the voice of each student with every word written. Many of the letters were heartbreaking, yet the majority are willing to take President Obama’s advice and give Donald Trump a chance. Our kids shouldn’t be this afraid for their future.
“If President-elect Donald Trump believes he can do more for African-Americans and Latinos than Hillary Clinton…if his “New Deal for Black America is real…if President-elect Donald Trump promises to be our greatest inner-city ‘champion’ then I’m willing to take him up on his offer, champion-to-champion. Let’s do it!”
In addition to writing letters, Dorsey High School hosted a Coding with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) event collaborating with King Drew Magnet students in celebration of Computer Science Education week, December 5-11, 2016.
Representatives from Microsoft, Google and Mother Of Many were on site teaching students how to code using Minecraft, CS-First, Robotics and discussed the impact of social media, Cyberbullying and Cybersecurity on the 2016 election. Representatives from Congresswoman Karen Bass’ office, City Year and First AME Church talked to students about how they can be champions of change during a Trump presidency.