I Pledge 2 Listen 

Save Our Children
...suicide is not an option 

  For more than 30 years W.O.D.A., has been achieving our objectives through the efforts of it's committed participants. 

However, in 2015, a fire destroyed our Head-quarters, (The Franklin Building, @ 6 Perkins St. Brockton, Mass. 02301) while in the midst of launching one of our most significant campaigns. 

An initiative to address the nationwide epidemic of suicide among our country's youth and young adults.  "#I Pledge 2 Listen", was developed for one reason, and one reason only,,,

          SUICIDE MUST NOT BE AN OPTION !

The power of "LISTENING" is critical and vital to providing a solution to reducing the number of suicides nationally as well as throughout the world. W.O.D.A., in spite of it's major loss and setback, is moving forward with the "I Pledge 2 Listen" Awareness Campaign
  
             So we are asking for you to:




It is every child's birthright to feel safe and secure in their homes and schools.


Major Problems - Bullying/Molestation/Neglect 


When being bullied, children are afraid to speak up, afraid of being labeled as ‘snitches', afraid of retaliation. 


It is unacceptable that children are unable to attend school without the threat of violence being perpetrated upon them.  


It is unimaginable that molesters and criminals, of all ages are allowed to hide under a veil of secrecy.



Adolescence is a critical stage of life in this ever changing world of conflict and fear. There is no one solution to their problems 

however, we must...


OPEN


 OUR EYES...  (we know what pain looks like)

  OUR EARS... (we know what pain sounds like)

    OUR HEARTS... (we know what pain feels like)


... Begin to LISTEN or else nothing will change. 



 

        I Need Someone To Listen!


The world today is not the world

you speak of

The times have changed in so    

many ways

What used to be is dead and gone

What once was right today is wrong

I need someone who really wants to listen


You speak of things that don’t pertain to me

Within your mind, things are as they should be

I know you try to understand

But can’t relate to times at hand

I need someone who knows just how to listen


Listen with your heart, that’s what hearts are for

Listen with your ears, open up the door

Listen with your eyes

Shed with me my tears

I need someone who knows just how to listen


I'm doing all I can, to help you understand

Enfold me in your arms and lead me by the hand

And listen, just listen, simply listen





Let’s change tomorrows’ headlines to lives that have been saved... NOT LOST! 


Let us all reach out to the young and Old, rich and poor.

Depression has no age or social status

PLEASE DEVELOP THE 

"I PLEDGE TO LISTEN"
PROMISE AS A part of your BASIC CURRICULUM OR FORUM, IN YOUR TRAINING PROGRAMS OR WORKSHOPS



BECAUSE SUICIDE...
MUST NOT BE 
AN OPTION !









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