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COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CAMP FIRE'S ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE 
                                KID DAY

                                 ______
                                 

                        HON. SHEILA JACKSON LEE

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the 20th year of Camp Fire's Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, which observed the third Thursday in March and is devoted to sending uplifting messages to the youth in their lives.

Founded in 1910, by Luther Gulick, M.D., and his wife, Charlotte Gulick, Camp Fire is a leading national youth development organization that guides “young people on their journey to self-discovery.”

As founder and Co-Chair of the Congressional Children's caucus, I understand the importance of encouraging and supporting our youth to grow and thrive in this world.

Camp Fire's Absolutely Incredible Kid Day honors our nation's youth by asking adults to write letters of encouragement and inspiration to the incredible kids in their lives.

This is a simple and impactful way to let the youth know how much people care and support them.

There are numerous ways for adults to participate in this call to action including using social media to tag, tweet, post, and write letters of love and support to kids.

The campaign has received the critical acclaim of child and family care experts, award winning authors, noted psychologists, and adults and kids everywhere, including Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families; Tipper Gore, who is a leading child advocate; and the famous Astronaut, the late U.S. Senator John Glenn.

Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Jim Carrey, and Cindy Crawford have also given their support to Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.

In Houston, Texas we know that it truly takes an entire community to raise a child.

Houston has a distinct history of uplifting the youth in our community so they can excel in any area they choose.

A few examples of Houstonians who have benefited from community support are: the entertaining Beyonce Knowles Carter; the hilarious Jim Parsons, from the Big Bang Theory; [[Page E338]] the talented actor Isaiah. Washington, from Grey's Anatomy; and Simone Biles, who set the record for the most gold medals in women's gymnastics at a single Olympic games.

I rise to reaffirm my support for our youth and commend the Camp Fire organization on their Absolutely Incredible Kid Day initiative which reminds adults to let children know that they are loved and supported by their families and members of their community.



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