Since I was young, my mother has instilled the importance of education. Education was one of those things that can never be taken from you. Education gives you an understanding of the world and the tools to be able to be successful. It was the educational experience in and out of the classroom that has given me a career and a passion.
Having lived in Chicago for more than 3 years, it has become my adoptive home and I have always wanted to find a way to give back to the city I love through education. Therefore, I wanted to give back to the State of Illinois, by supporting a charity that gives Teacher the tools to support their students in K-12. I understand the importance of the K-12 system is to the future of our city, state, and country.
For those who don't know, Golden Apple is a non-profit organization that works to inspire, develop and support teacher and school leader excellence in Illinois, especially in schools-of-need.