They are everyday heroes in Jordan School District, ready to help students find success in school despite having no real place to call home. On this episode of the Supercast, we meet several McKinney-Vento Liaisons and find out how they manage to make life just a little bit better for students experiencing a wide range of homelessness.
They drive to each and every Jordan School District school and department each and every day, delivering mail and so much more. Matt Gardner and Jeramie Velarde have been on the job for a combination of 46 years. In that time, they have earned a reputation for “people first” and putting a smile on the faces of everyone they encounter. On this episode of the Supercast, we find out what drives Matt and Jeremy and uncover some well-kept secrets about the District’s “Dynamic Duo.”
She is a talented writer and her powerful words are getting national recognition and will be on display in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. On this episode of the Supercast, we hear from Fort Herriman Middle School 8th grade student Sophia Parsons who is a national finalist in Utah’s 20th annual “Do the Write Thing Challenge,” which is part of the National Campaign to Stop Youth Violence. Find out how one teacher inspired this young teen to put her life lessons into words to inspire change.
On this episode of the Supercast we honor the Graduating Class of 2020 by sharing their words of wisdom as they look back on a year like no other and look forward with fierce optimism. We could not be more proud of these resilient, strong and successful young men and women. Listen and be inspired by our 2020 graduates.