LRDB | Author of the Month | April 2013


Changing the mindset to eliminate the problem in our communities

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Published March 27, 2013,

By Alberto O. Cappas


Please take the time to share the Educational Pledge with your schools and community groups during April Poetry Month. Encourage your child or students to read the Pledge and learn to appreciate the message of Values and Standards found in the words of the Educational Pledge:

 “Self-Development / Character Building / Critical Thinking”

A Tool and a Cure for Ignorance:

Changing the mindset to eliminate the problem in our communities

“A dose of the educational pledge will keep you
educationally and spiritually healthy and away from the danger of catching Ignorance,
which is a leading disease in our society.
Get your free prescription at”
By Alberto O. Cappas

The Educational  Pledge


I pledge to maintain a
Healthy Mind and Body
Staying away from the Evil of drugs
I pledge always to try my best to understand
The importance of Knowledge and Education
I pledge to paint a positive picture of where
I plan to be tomorrow
Not allowing obstacles to stop the growth of my Plans

I pledge to seek Answers to Questions,
With the Understanding that they
Will lead to other discoveries
I pledge to work diligently
With the Awareness and Confidence
That hard work today will serve
As the seeds for my strong Tree tomorrow,
A Tree that no one will be able to tear down

I pledge to learn proper languages,
Beginning with my Mother’s
Always prepared to appreciate others
I pledge to gain a better understanding of who I am
By understanding my Cultural roots,
To fully accept who
I am as a Spiritual and Human being,
A Rainbow of many Cultures and Colors
I pledge to overcome any personal misfortunes
Becoming Stronger from such misfortunes
Always striving to become
A compassionate and

wise person.

Books by Alberto Cappas
1. Never too late to make a U-turn
2. Lessons for Myself
3. Dona Julia Poems
4. Lessons for a New Generation (new)
5. The Light Within: Passing the Torch (new)

The Educational Pledge
PO Box 581, Triborough Station
NY, NY 10035