In our first year of recognizing Education Works Champions, we received 21 nominations from the community. These were truly inspirational stories about amazing people, many of whom have beaten the odds to achieve their dreams; stories about people who show that Education Works.
Our 2012 Champions range in age from 19 to 60. Many of these Champions have had to overcome huge hurdles to achieve their goals: lack of money, job losses, family issues, personal challenges, lack of confidence, and more.
They didn't let these things stand in their way. They showed courage, perseverance, resourcefulness and sometimes plain stubbornness to achieve their goals and dreams.
They show that anything is possible.