What’s going on over at JKWD this month:
When you concentrate on something — and work hard toward it — you’ll find you get what you want.
Dance. Laugh. Smile. Do something that brings you joy. Don’t feel shame in it.
Valerie Groth was a school social worker in Chicago with a giant caseload. When one of her students was shot and killed, she knew she had to do more. She recently celebrated the opening of the Ryan Banks Academy, a tuition-free private school for underprivileged and under-served youth. She has big plans for the school’s growth.
Valerie talks to us about dreaming big, staying positive and making things happen, and also about having everything she could have asked for this year for her birthday.
Keep people and things around you that bring you joy, remind you of your accomplishments, and make you better.