" I could list a million things Future Heroes taught me; time management, budgeting, team building, leadership styles, marketing, etc. These are all incredibly valuable skills, but they mean nothing without the two most important ones. Grit and Sisterhood.
First there is grit. Grit is passion. Grit is looking at the biggest mountain in the world, taking a deep breath, and taking your first step. Grit is not stopping until you get to the peak. Grit is looking back, being proud of what you accomplished, and then asking yourself "where's the next mountain I can climb?".
Then there is sisterhood. Sisterhood is support. Sisterhood is yelling at the top of your lungs in a rally against sexual violence. Sisterhood is silently passing a tampon to a girl you've never met before. Sisterhood is breaking the glass ceiling. Sisterhood is working with a group of girls to make your wildest dreams come true. Sisterhood is power.
When you put sisterhood and grit together, there is nothing in this world girls cannot accomplish. We support one another as we climb the biggest mountains. We share our grit when someone feels like they should give up. We believe in each other when no one else does. We get to the top of the mountain together, we hold up our arms together, and we scream at the top of our lungs together. Because we just did that, and we just did that together.
When we are together, we are invincible.
When we are together, we are Future Heroes. "
- Mackenzie LeVernois, Future Hero since 2016