PAL-C Provides Inaugural Opportunity for DC Students

Washington, DC:  The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) would like to provide our members with an opportunity for their children to participate in the historic inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama by competing in the essay contest below, says a PAL-C announcement.  It adds:
We received the opportunity to participate just this afternoon (January 9, 2009)  and while realizing that the deadline is very soon (11:59p.m. Sunday, January 11) we encourage all DC-area middle and high school students to participate. We would also kindly request that you help PAL-C get the word out to other DC middle and high school students you know.
Some suggestions for essay topics include:

  • "Greening" or creating ways to make our neighborhoods more environmentally-friendly.
  • Pairing youth in the community with senior citizens to take down their oral histories and learn from their life experiences.
  • Initiate and lead a neighborhood clean-up and flower or tree-planting campaign.
  • Get your neighborhood designated as an Official Urban Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Create a directory of neighbors willing to volunteer or offer their services free to other neighbors including painting, mending fences, and neighborhood watches.

We wish you and your children the best of luck!
- Taha A. Gaya
Executive Director, PAL-C




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