‘What is in Your Life’s Blueprint:’ MLK speech challenges students’ ideas for future

In October of 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of middle school students and presented them with a question: What is in your life’s blueprint?

This week, Frayser Community Schools’ students were asked the same question.

In a video to our students, Dr. Bobby White shared his own personal blueprint. White expressed that his blueprint was originally rooted in the belief that he was not good enough and self-doubt.

Though many things around us help grow the feelings of self-doubt, Dr. King felt it was imperative that students didn’t feed into those negative thoughts.

Instead, Dr. King reminded the students to have “a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth and your own somebodiness [sic].”

Throughout our MLK Week of Service + Action, FCS students will reflect on their own personal blueprints for their future.

Students have the opportunity to tell us about their blueprint by participating in an essay contest.

Parents can participate too! Talk with your children about the blueprint you have for your own life and discuss with them the things that should be in their own blueprint so they can be LEGENDARY in their own life.