‘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.
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.”