R&B Singer and Grammy Winner, John Legend, credits teachers with helping him stay on track and excel in school. At the young age of 10, Legends parents divorced. The divorce affected Legend. Legend was literally traumatized by this life changing event.
Legend states that it was teachers that were concerned about his grades and well being and kept him on the right track. He states that teachers made him accountable for his own academic success.
These teachers had a profound effect on him. So much so that he participates in an academic program called, Turnaround for Children. Turnaround is designed to give the teachers what they need to understand the social an educational needs of children, particularly children from low-income communities. Legend knows that well equipt teachers are necessary to have a great outcome for children. To learn more about this program, log onto turnaroundusa.org.