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Your March newsletter featuring winner announcements, a four-legged LifeChanger, girl power, and inspiring #LCOY spirit
March 2018

Hi everyone!  We've been traveling across the country, surprising our LifeChanger of the Year winners with some amazing prizes. We still have 10 winners left to announce, including our Spirit Award winner and one more Grand Prize finalist. We’ll be sharing our winners’ stories on our website. Follow us on social media to be the first to know who they are! In the meantime, take a moment to enjoy this update.

This month's newsletter includes:

  • A community celebrating its LifeChanger and her four-legged sidekick
  • A LifeChanger sharing her passion for Girl Power
  • Profiles of LifeChanger of the Year Prize Winners
  • The Question of the Month
Who knew we'd have a four-legged winner? Last week, we celebrated Gail Dubois and her therapy dog, Remington, at a surprise assembly at her school! Ms. Dubois is a dedicated paraprofessional in Manchester, NH who brings Remington with her every Friday to assist students with disabilities. Her students and colleagues put together an adorable video testimonial for Gail and Remington.

Watch it here.
If you’re looking for more ideas to support your LifeChanger, just click on the button below to get started! Whichever way you decide to celebrate your LifeChanger, make sure to post about it using the hashtag #LCOY.

We'll be announcing our Spirit Award winner next week, so stay tuned!
Show Your Spirit

Who Runs the World? Girls!


Beyonce said it best: girls run the world. That's why Sara Medalen, a 2017-18 LifeChanger of the Year nominee, launched the Girl Power Project at Sunnyside Elementary School in Minot, N.D. She believes it's never too soon to teach students about gender inequality and to empower young women to strive for a better future.
Read Sara's Story

Meet More LifeChanger Prize Winners!

Olivia Benford
Pharr, TX

Mrs. Benford has created a parental engagement program that has helped over 5000 parents access literacy courses, technology classes and other training. Last year alone, her program brought parents in for 100,000 hours of volunteer work at their childrens' schools. More than 100 of her colleagues joined us to to honor her inspiring work.  READ MORE

Stephanie Killingsworth
West Palm Beach, FL

Ms. Killingsworth's science class offers everything from shark tagging to international travel. She has created fantastic opportunities for experiential learning. We put together a great celebration with hundreds of her colleagues and students. READ MORE

Mary Ann Ballestero
Orange, CA

Ms. Ballestero is the first to volunteer for any activity, and is prolific when it comes to gathering donations and finding needed assistance for her students and their families. We surprised Ms. Ballestero at the end of a third and fourth grade awards, assembly with one last prize announcement.  READ MORE

Lauren Kennedy
Denham Springs, LA

When floods devastated her community in the summer of 2016, Ms. Kennedy stepped up and made a big difference in a crisis. She organized groups of volunteers and cleaned up over 100 homes. We rallied almost 600 students and staff to celebrate her incredible efforts. READ MORE
Last month, we asked: What position do you think we should highlight for the 2018 Spotlight Award?

You gave us some fantastic feedback and lots of ideas. Here's how you responded.

This Month's Question:

In the coming months, we will be working with some of your fellow LifeChangers to put together a webinar, so we’d like to know: When do you like to watch webinars? 

Fill out our two question survey.
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