The Yeadon Challenge is simple. Think of something big or small that can help move Yeadon forward, then take the necessary steps and commit to completing whatever the challenge is.
One of the most notable challenges people have embarked upon is the ice bucket challenge. In July of 2014, this challenge made a nationwide impact. It involves dumping a bucket of ice over your head to raise awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and donations for research. This challenge was also completed internationally and viewed by millions on social media. Whether one participated or not, the message was received by many.
Here in Yeadon, we also have a message to share with the masses. Yeadon is not only an innovator, in that it is proud to be the Home of Flag Day thanks to the efforts of our own William T. Kerr, but it also strives to move forward and make our community a better place to work, visit, and most importantly, live. As we move forward into 2019, it is imperative that we come together as a borough. Moving forward means everyone working together; despite our differences in race, gender, religion, sexuality, viewpoints, political affiliations, or whatever differences exist, in order to better the Borough and move it forward in a positive direction.
In his “I Have a Dream Speech,” the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said. “We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.” This is the very essence of what moving Yeadon forward means. We must not forget how far we have come as a nation and how far we still have to go. In addition, we must stand and journey forward together on one accord.
We will not always agree or view things the same way. However, we can respect each other’s views and draw from each other’s talents and skills. How? One step at a time, borough by borough, until people all over the world know that Yeadon took the Yeadon Challenge of moving forward together as one and succeeded in doing so.
There is no Yeadon without you, the residents. As such, this challenge is open to anyone and any age. The Yeadon Challenge is simple, think of something big or small that can help move Yeadon forward, then take the necessary steps and commit to completing whatever the challenge is.
For example, one may strive to complete small daily challenges, such as helping a neighbor, picking up trash, reporting issues to the Borough, or remaining in compliance with the Borough’s ordinances. One may also strive to complete monthly challenges, such as posting a positive message on social media about Yeadon and/or Yeadon events; volunteering somewhere like Evans or Bell Elementary; or attending at least one Yeadon event per month, for instance, a meeting with a Yeadon organization or committee. One may further strive to complete a yearly challenge such as voting, running for office, or joining a Yeadon committee or organization. As you see, the challenges are limitless.
Will you take the Yeadon Challenge? If so, please use #YeadonChallenge and post your challenge on social media so everyone will know what challenge you have embarked upon and completed. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post the details of your challenges on our website for all to see and be inspired.
Make Me Proud. I know you can do it!
The Yeadon Challenge