My friend, Jen.
Jen is a teacher.
(Jen is also a VERY successful real estate agent but that isn't the point of this story).
She teaches DECA (a marketing/advertising elective class) in a high school.
She teaches part-time (90 students total).
Her program is completely self-sufficient and each year, 1/3 of her students qualify for Nationals.
And they win.
In other words, Jen makes a difference.
A few months ago, my friend, Jen was told she would not have a job next fall.
The administration had
political rational reasons for the termination of her position.
A program, which raises $50,000 each year and is completely self-sufficient, would be cut.
Jen's students and their parents disagreed with the decision.
They asked the school how much money it would retake to rehire Jen..
The district said Jen could retain her job if the kids raised $24,501 to pay for Jen's salary.
The deadline to raise the money was last night.
At 7PM on June 7, Jen answered the phone.
Jen heard a voice tell her an anonymous donor wrote a check for $24, 501.
Jen had to pull over and ask the caller to repeat herself.
The caller told her that she made a difference to kids.
I couldn't agree more.