Class of 2020: We will get through this together | Youth Monday

It’s Youth Monday!

For this week’s video and blog post, we invite you to join us in taking a moment to honor the lives of all the people who have made their transition in this intense and difficult time. Every life matters. Our youth of all ages, in all parts of the world, are watching closely and learning from our example. In the midst of all this pain and sorrow, may we be sustained by faith and inspired to do our part. 

Photo Credit:
Taylor Debnam, senior at Enloe High School, photographed Sunday, April 5, 2020. Ethan Hyman EHYMAN@NEWSOBSERVER.COM

Our youth leaders and I have been actively supporting and listening to our youth as they express their feelings during our weekly virtual meetings. Their wisdom inspires us and sustains our vision for equality and justice in our world. 

Today, we are honored to feature our dear 2020 Senior and Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.) member, Taylor Debnam. She shares how she has been able to navigate through the cancellation of prom and graduation by focusing on the present moment and letting go of what she cannot control.  She was also featured in this News and Observer article:

If you know a 2020 graduate, please find a way to honor him/her/them! Our support, acknowledgment, and recognition mean more than we will ever imagine during this difficult time. 2020 graduates, you have my full admiration. Congratulations and blessings to all of you! We will all get through this together.