Words to ponder from Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr -
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of silence and controversy."
Transforming Lives, One Person at a Time
Sacred Rok has led trips to Yosemite for more than 400 young people – incarcerated, foster children, low income – to experience the healing ceremony of nature.
Sacred Rok transforms the lives of young people who feel that society is closing in on them. The goal of Sacred Rok is to help youth, including incarcerated youth, to heal by learning to respect nature and through that to respect themselves. It is also about helping them become part of a caring and nurturing community that loves and trusts them.
Building a community and breaking the cycle of violence and trauma takes time and commitment. This trust cannot be built overnight or during a single day trip to Yosemite Valley. We want to build long-term relationships with the youth and with mentors acting as facilitators of the ceremony of nature