Saturday, May 21, 2011
My last 48 hours with the HOBY youth conference....
Years ago Hugh O Brien began a movement to encourage the youth of the USA to learn skills in leadership, empowering with education, experiences in community building ....building a brighter Future. I have been participating since 2008 and each time I return home knowing the world is in a better place with the future leaders coming up through the ranks. I had my lunch with the Pros on Friday and attended a Diversity Panel Discussion to raise awareness that different is not superior or inferior....just different. This was very enlightening and gave the youths quite a bit to think about. I returned today to work on The Paulis Quilt project with the HOBY youth in a quest to create 218 fleece / quilted throws to be placed on the bunks for children with serious illnesses at the Flying Horse Camp. We strip cut, designed loosely, and I strip sewed the borders for as many of the colorful coverlets. I plan on making a visit up to see the facilities in the next couple of weeks. I am tired but once again I have demonstrated Art Saves Lives! Have a great weekend ! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
Baird Krueger in the red tee shirt has been volunteering for HOBY for 30 years...he is one of my heroes!