. . . Which brings me to you and my heartfelt gratitude for your guidance, faith, trust, example, sweat, and courage to bring OC into existence and to nurture it for the benefit of young people. All of our children are standing out in each of their environments and fields of endeavor for all the reasons we believe in, most fundamentally that they remain CURIOUS and MOTIVATED to learn. They are not special (although they are) but they were provided the opportunity to learn to think and to learn to think about their thinking . . .
Like the youth in our vision, Annie heads into adulthood armed with a capability and self-confidence that we could have only dreamed of.