I love reading stories like this. It’s great to know that there are people out there still trying to make a difference even though our society makes it more challenging to do so. The Modesto Bee did a great job on this piece featuring a teacher I had as a P.E. Teacher in high school. Here are some quotes that stuck out to me:
I don’t think our community realizes how many of our kids in Modesto live with homelessness as their main challenge.
Fewer students come to the campus with a “vision.” Many lack the affirmation as a man or woman. They don’t see the importance or value of working for something.
We agree that publicly coming together and praying for our country, our leaders, our schools and students is one of the most important things we can do. Not just on this one day, but daily.
I was nothing short of a challenge to teachers during high school. Now as an adult, I wish I had paid more attention to the adults who were trying to shape me.