‘Tis the season of celebration and, at times, excess. The Center for Family Involvement wants to take a moment to recognize seemingly simplistic acts of kindness that can change lives. 

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Who is your... Unsung Hero
Seb's Story. 
Images of superhero with Center for Family Involvement Logo. The words "unsung hero" in comic book cloud with orange behind it. Bottom left are outlines of people high-fiving with 3 stars above. Bottom right is a picture of Seb with a heart at the bottom of the photo.

The Partnership for People with Disabilities’ Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation Seb Prohn shares his story:

“Our real life hero came to us in the form of a school crossing guard. Her formal job was to keep children and their families safe. For us though she became a confidant for my son. She’d leave her post and talk to him at eye level. She became a pen-pal. She was a cheerleader who made an investment in my son’s social-emotional development. She made going to school less stressful and allowed my son to build belief in his own importance.”