Some posts deserve to be refreshed and reposted. This is one of those that needs a new airing as people making a positive difference in the world around them should be recognized and their good deeds shouted from the mountain tops.
Detective Denise “Cookie” Bouldin of the Seattle Police Department is just such a woman. She is a role model as a police officer but also as the founder of the “Urban Youth Chess Club” based in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, encouraging kids to get off the streets, channel their energies, and learn to think critically through chess.
I have supported this club for many years and was thrilled to hear of this publicity they received on the local news station about the new art with Cookie in mind, brava!
There was an interview with Eric Lui on the Seattle Channel and a great article that appeared in 2011 urging support of her organization that appeared in The Stranger by Pulitzer Prize winner Eli Sanders.
You can listen to the segment from the local NPR station here.
Those wanting to support this terrific endeavor are encouraged to donate on line thought Seattle Neighborhood Group by clicking here.
Stop for a moment and ask yourself: What have you done this week to make a difference in your community?