Lesson Type: Text Lessons

Veronika Scott: Empowering the Homeless and Challenging Stereotypes

Veronika Scott experienced homelessness as a child, but that didn’t stop her from attending college and starting her own company, The Empowerment Plan, that employs homeless parents and is challenging perceptions of the homeless. Veronika’s story shows us the value and power of caring, education, humility and respect for others as she works to empower others with opportunities to improve their lives.

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Sam Acho – NFL Player Committed to Excellence in Football, Education and Service to Others

Each year, the National Football League awards the Walter Payton Man of the Year award to a player who exemplifies excellence both on and off the field. Each team nominates a player who it believe embodies this spirit. This year the Chicago Bears nominated Sam Acho for his work in helping provide medical care to poor villagers in Nigeria. Here is the story of a man who has shown both exemplary athleticism and character.

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