If you were watching President Obama’s address to Congress last night, Ty’Sheoma Bethea probably stole your heart, like she stole ours. The eight-grader from Dillon, South Carolina was in attendance because of the letter she wrote to Congress, about her school’s terrible condition.
Ty’Sheoma wrote, “As you know, we have a lot of promblems with our school. President Obama has visit our school and were able to see why we should need a new school. Some of the promblems are, we can not afford anything so we can not go on school trips or do school activities unlike other schools…”
She concluded her letter with, “We are just students trying to become lawyers, doctors, congress men like yourself and one day president….” To make a difference in high-poverty South Carolina classrooms like Ty’Sheoma’s, you can start here.
All the best,
Katie & Alex