I spent Thursday night joyously watching & listening to teenagers recite poetry and play music. Teenagers who have previously had very few opportunities to feel talented and be praised. This is the second year we've been involved in this competition and even though it makes a lot of our students groan at first, they come around and my heart sings.
These are the times I love my job so wholeheartedly, I would do it for free.
Check out the Poetry Out Loud website to see what a remarkable program they've got going.
Your heart might start singing, too.