Passion to Action
Passion. This is a term that is frequently thrown around in daily life. We are encouraged to “Be passionate!” and “find our passions,” but what exactly does that look like?
Even within the short time I have been involved with Change is Simple, it is obvious that for Lauren and Patrick, Change is Simple is their passion. From their daily energy and enthusiasm, to their personal dedication, the Belmontes are a true example of a couple that has found their passions, and are actively pursuing them. Change is Simple, Inc. is not just a hobby or occupation to them; it is the realization of years of work and thought dedicated to making their dreams and aspirations a reality.
|Patrick Belmonte with a class|
|Gov. Patrick and Lauren Belmonte|
They believe in Change is Simple, and their dedication has lead to measurable results. In the last few years, Change is Simple's programs have reached approximately 5,000 students in various Boston and North Shore elementary schools. Due to the recent grant from the Cummings Center, all elementary schools in Salem and Beverly will receive Change is Simple's programs for the next two years. Even with these great accomplishments, the Belmontes recognize Change is Simple has the potential for much more, and are willing to invest and do as much as they can now.
Although I just became involved with Change is Simple in the past few months, watching Patrick and Lauren’s passion has made it easy to work alongside them and become passionate about Change is Simple as well. Beware: genuine passion is contagious.