Author Jasmyn Wright visited Link’s kindergarten, first, and fifth grades this week with an awesome message designed to inspire, equip, and empower students to overcome adversity and become change agents in the world. Ms. Wright, the founder of the non-profit We Push Through and an educator, wrote a book for children, “I’m Gonna Push Through,” which puts forth a “mantra” on overcoming obstacles and believing in one’s self. Link’s kindergarten and 1st grade students have memorized and use it as periodic reinforcement. (They recited it in their Black History Month Showcase in February.) During her presentation, Ms. Wright had students perform an exercise in perseverance – carrying a book on their heads across the room. If the book dropped, the student was to pick it up and keep going. The audience cheered them on! The fifth graders also wrote amazing affirmations about themselves to shore up their confidence and self-esteem. The visit was very exciting and uplifting for Link scholars!