Program Director Camille Stone spent the evening teaching volunteers how to use the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets and a strengths-based lens to approach tutoring and mentoring in SFUSD. She reminded volunteers that being intentional and focusing on a few assets with each student creates a lasting impact.
It was the afternoon of December 21, 2017 and teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District were mere moments away from a well-deserved winter break. Marisa Martinez, kindergarten teacher at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, was not closing her door, but opening it. Ms. Martinez was returning from a semester of bereavement leave after losing her daughter, Zamora Moon, to an aggressive and incurable brain cancer known as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).