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Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. Sponsors Contest for Fifth Graders to Promote Respect

If you were asked what the word “respect” meant to you, how would you respond? This was asked of fifth graders in a contest in Nashville, Tennessee, where they were asked to illustrate their idea of respect. The idea behind the project was to foster a greater awareness of the meaning of respect first and foremost, but also to explore how that meaning can be put into practice in the way we relate to one another.

How Children Learn Respect

Teachers play a huge role in preparing a child—not only in the classroom, but also for the future. Children need a nurturing environment where they may be allowed to explore their thoughts and express those adequately. At the same time, they must be able to do so in a disciplined way. Teachers can help their students understand the difference between right and wrong and help them expand their views to be more open-minded, tolerant, and ready to tackle challenges.

The problem that the education system faces, unfortunately, is that the climate in the way we treat one another has become rather self-centered and thus a loss of meaning behind “respect.” Thanks to The Research Project contest, this is helping to bring greater awareness and allow children

Respect for the Future and Beyond

Fifth graders who are being educated in underserved or underprivileged areas are given the opportunity to compete. The rules are simply to illustrate what they believe respect means. The top four winners are given anywhere from $150 up to $500 to donate to the charity of their choice. Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C., friends of the law firm that introduced the contest, also donated money to charities on behalf of the winner.

Fostering respect in youth is a lifelong lesson to take away, and is an important ideal to continue well into an adulthood. In the legal profession, our San Antonio personal injury lawyers at Tom Rhodes Law Firm P.C. strive to not only be respectful towards our clients wishes, but we do so in a way that is ethical, within reason, and of course, respectful to the law.

Please feel free to contact our firm if you have any questions about The Respect Project or would like to talk with our attorneys about a case you may have.