True Context is a program that highlights ordinary students with extraordinary stories of hope. The organization pairs high school students with the words that best define their individual stories and then features each student’s journey in a profile story and pictorial spread.
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1. Having roots
2. Firmly implanted; fixed in the heart
3. To establish deeply
anchored, attached, buried, deep, downreaching, entrenched, established, firm, fixed, grounded, immersed, lasting, permanent, stable, steady, settled, situated, unmoving
1350-1400; Middle English roted; late Old English rot, from Old Norse; akin to Old English wyrt wort "plant"
"I say to you friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life." Joseph Conrad
"To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul." Simone Weil
"Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith." Emily Greene Balch