Thanks to a grant from DCCCA, a statewide substance abuse prevention organization, the Allen County Multi-Agency Team was able to land New York-based inspirational speaker Shaun Derik, who delivered speeches ?advocating positive thinking, self-love, and clean living to students at schools in Iola, Humboldt and Moran. Among his proverbs: Dont just be good, be great. Practice makes better. Actions speak louder than words. Be brave. Choose your friends wisely. Dont do drugs. Whats bigger a cars windshield or its rear-view mirror?
Now, theres a reason why a windshield of a car is bigger than a rear-view mirror, Derik told the packed bleachers at Iola Middle School, and thats because whats in front of you is so much more important than whats behind you. I dont care what you did before you got here. I just care what kind of decisions you make from this moment on.