Every child needs a mentor who will help them rise above their current circumstances and reach their potential so that they can change the landscape of this world. Many people choose the wrong mentor in this life, and thus, they are unable to affect the correct change that this world desperately needs. It is all too common for our young girls to choose pop stars and actresses as their role models. Unfortunately, these so-called “role models” promote the vices of sexual promiscuity, indulgence, wickedness, gossiping, backstabbing, and vengeance. With such horrible role models, who can our young women turn to in order to realize what the life of a good productive citizen should be? I recommend that young girls look to Betsy DeVos, our current Secretary of Education here in the United States of America.
Betsy DeVos teaches us why it is important to start well in this life. Now I will admit, a strong foundation is not a necessity to achieve great things in this life. The vast amount of people who have overcome the struggles of the ghetto prove that we can become something even if we start in a weak area. However, it must be acknowledged that the stronger the foundation, the greater the chance to reach our potential. Betsy DeVos created a strong foundation when she attended the Holland Christian High School as well as Calvin College in Rapid Springs, Michigan. These two places empowered her to become the promoter of education that she is today.
Betsy DeVos also shows us why it is important to be out there advocating for our values. DeVos did this by joining the Republican party. This, of course, is a family tradition for her. However, unlike her family, she got active on the political playing field. Most of her political career was in the state of Michigan functioning as the committeewoman and the chairwoman of the Republican Party. She would fill these roles for nine years, and after stepping down, she’d be reelected as committeewoman because she’s served in that capacity so well. In fact, her accomplishments were so great that President George W Bush asked her to serve as finance chairperson for the Republican Senatorial Committee. DeVos crowning achievement, of course, was her nomination to the Secretary of Education by President Donald J Trump.
Betsy DeVos can also teach our young girls what it means to be generous in an age where greed is running rampant. Betsy teamed up with her husband’s Dick DeVos to start the Betsy and Dick DeVos Family Foundation. This Foundation strengthens our country by focusing on the key virtues of civilized society. The DeVos Foundation encourages others in education, justice, community, arts, and self-improvement.
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