Latest SF Bay Area Jefferson Awards
Thanks to modern culture, a lot of kids measure success by money, power, and status – at any cost. But this week’s Jefferson Award winners are coaching a different message at schools around California and their students are thriving.
A North Bay couple whose son died twenty years ago has transformed their grief into something good. Dave and Rosie Basso decided that the best way to pay tribute to their son was to live life as he did.
A quarter century ago, a San Francisco man was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. Today, he’s spending his life trying to keep ex-offenders from winding up back behind bars.
Whether it’s athletes or community all-stars, he honors the underdog. This week’s Jefferson Award winner believes there are some people, famous or not, who are not getting the recognition or encouragement they deserve. So he does it himself.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, most children’s playgrounds today are wheelchair accessible. But for many kids with special needs, that doesn’t make it a level playing field. This week’s Jefferson Award goes to a Peninsula mother who has spent the last 6 years working to create a magical space for everyone in her community to enjoy.
- Jefferson Award Winner Helps Marin County Middle School Students Build Community 07/02/2014
- Bay Area Jefferson Award Winners Receive National Honors 06/18/2014
- Jefferson Award Winner Gives Gift Of Reading To Sonoma County Families 06/18/2014
- Jefferson Award Winner Works With San Francisco’s Homeless To Build A Strong Community 06/11/2014