Author's Note: Before you read this, keep in mind all the things you have in your life, and think about everything that you have that you don't even need. Realize how important it is to open your mind and think about the world around you that you are unaware of . . .
Today I was changed. Unmotivated to go to school, I rolled out of bed. I got ready and went to school. During first hour on the speaker, 150 selected students in National Honors Society and Student Council were requested to go to the theater for an assembly. I received a paper about some organization which I had never heard of, took my seat with some friends with a smile on my face. Never would I have guessed that by the end of this assembly I would be changed forever.
I took my seat and saw on the big screen a picture that said "Free the Children". I thought, "Okay, so what does this even mean? Freeing children from jail or something?" The speakers on the stage grabbed my attention the second they told me the reason of them being here. Free the Children is an organization to spread awareness about young kids who are taken out of school and taken away from education to work for family or for child labor. The two speakers gave us facts about this problem and ways that we could help. They showed us pictures and statistics that really made us think about our lives. I learned so much today, and even though it was more information I've been told in a week of school, I remember every single statement made.