#savethekids Presentation

Attributions: 
Amanda Shepherd

Parents,

Along with Collin Kartchner’s #savethekids Parent Presentation tonight, Sierra Bonita has the opportunity to have him at our school.  He will meet with our 4th-6th grade students on Wednesday morning. He will share what prompted his #savethekids campaign and how our students can rise above the negative social media influence.

His final message will be not to compare their lives with the highlight reels they see on their phones. That to be really happy, they need to put their phone down and connect in real life with the real people around them who truly care about them. That likes, followers, Snap streaks, and retweets do not determine their worth, even though they're growing up in a society where the media and culture teach the opposite. That they are loved, and worthy of love, no matter the mistakes they've made, and that life is offline. They can spend their school days focused on what's happening to everyone else's lives on their phones, or they can look up and get involved in service or spend that time working on their own talents and chase their own dreams.

Parents are encouraged to attend our presentation on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30am, if you are available. If you cannot attend please have a conversation with your students on what they learned from Collin’s Presentation. Tonight’s presentation at Springville High School is strictly for parents. The presentation at Sierra Bonita will be student centered.

Sierra Bonita Elementary