Story shared from IMPOWER
IMPOWER was on hand to present Hero of the Month awards to brothers Evan and Eli who were nominated in February 2015. Cupcakes and good cheer were on the agenda as the boys’ mom and grandmother joined IMPOWER therapist Mary for the presentation. Word quickly spread that these two young men were being honored and soon they were joined by their school’s guidance counselor, assistant principal and even the principal.
Mary nominated the brothers because they both have been working hard on meeting goals and demonstrating positive behaviors. Having lived through some volatile times and discord, they could easily model negative actions, but instead show dedication and determination to make healthy choices.
Evan participates in a few school clubs, attends Brazilian jiu-jitsu training and recently received a positive referral from his 5th grade teacher for demonstrating helpful behaviors. Eli is thriving in kindergarten, demonstrating age appropriate learning and understanding, cooperation and kindness. He too received a positive referral from his teacher.
With continued support from their family and school, Evan and Eli are on the right path. Their perseverance and bravery makes them IMPOWER super heroes!
Kids Wish Network is proud to recognize Evan and Eli and honor them along with IMPOWER!