Wendy Robinson, superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools, today challenged about 300 people to consider what they can do for children.
"If you remember the old saying, 'It takes a village,' our problem today isn't the kids," Robinson said. "The problem today is we don't have a village anymore."
Robinson was the keynote speaker for the Euell A. Wilson Center's annual Courageous Luncheon, a free event for community members and leaders. The theme was "Let Love Reign."
The center, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, serves youth and families through education, engagement and empowerment programs with a focus on faith, family and service.
Founder Shirley Woods recognized several of the center's partners in attendance, noting the organizations are working together for the same cause -- children.
"It does take a community to do what we are doing," Woods said.
Children need a supportive environment after the school day, Robinson said, asking audience members for whom they advocate.
"How much of your love are you willing to give to somebody you don't know?" Robinson said. "It's easy to love who you know.? It starts with one person. You don't need 50 people to do something good."