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Change Makers with Katie Goar

PART ONE: AFIRA DEVRIES, PRESIDENT AND CEO, MONARCH SCHOOL PROJECT

What does it take to bring light where there is darkness, provide stability amidst uncertainty, and guide growth through change? The marks of a true ChangeMaker. This week, Katie welcomes Afira DeVries, a devoted leader empowering vulnerable youth. As President and CEO of Monarch School in San Diego, Afira leads an extraordinary public school serving students impacted by homelessness.

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Monarch School educates community on unhoused youth

For decades, Monarch School has been the only K-12 school in the nation whose entire student population is unhoused. While the school had widespread community support, for the dignity of its 300 students, it often remained insular to outsiders.

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