Every day, we see real-life heroes making a difference for the children we serve: parents stepping up so that their children are safe and protected, teachers making sure students receive the supports they need in the classroom, relatives or friends taking care of children when their parents can’t, and young people helping their peers in the transition to adulthood. Each one of these heroes motivates us to keep going in our work when things are hard.

April 28th is National Superhero Day. Through the entire month of April, we celebrate all of the heroes in our community!

HERO STORIES…

My hero was my grandmother…

who went back to college in her 50s and ended up earning a Ph.D. in sociology. This was an important reminder that it’s never too late to follow your dreams and helped inspire me to pursue my own advanced degree.

Miss Costello, my middle school math teacher…

 was one of my absolute favorite teachers. I do not think I would have used the word “hero” in seventh grade, but that is exactly the right word for her. She academically pushed me at a really critical time and in a way that became a turning point in my education. Aside from being an excellent teacher, she was a wonderful human being. I hope that every student we serve gets to learn from their own Miss Costello.

My childhood hero was my grandmother, Alice…

She was always fighting for equality and justice in my hometown. From advocating for equitable housing for people with disabilities to sitting on the school board and helping to desegregate the school district she did such inspiring work.

Share your Hero Story with us!