After graduation, Saint David's boys will step out into a world that will require them to build community on a global scale, and our responsibility is to prepare them for it.
In the spirit of this realization, our eighth graders and parents of alums were treated to a conversation yesterday evening featuring Chelsea Clinton. Addressing the theme “True Community, A Global Imperative,” to a packed audience in Hyman Hall, Ms. Clinton spoke passionately of her work with the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the causes that most resonate with her, in particular those improving the health of children around the world.
Chelsea encouraged our boys to discover their individual talents and passions and to use them to make a difference, advising that "being responsible means recognizing your unique gift and manifesting it in the world.” She urged the boys to first recognize and then take positive action on the "disequilibrium" in the world that angers them most.
Following her remarks, Chelsea enthusiastically and adroitly engaged the boys in conversation, candidly answering the thoughtful questions they posed about the Clinton Health Access Initiative, global problems, and her assessment of her current work and future plans.
The evening was sponsored by the Alumni Parents Council, under the leadership of Linda Foran and Dorothy Faux.
The Annual Lecture Series each year provides our eighth grade boys a special opportunity to explore the school's mission and themes from a notable person/leader.