My 19-year old son, Jake, is currently working at a summer camp. He sent me the following text yesterday: I saw my camper writing a letter today. It said, “I haven’t met any friends yet except my one counselor Jake.” It made me so happy. Jake has learned a lesson that

As an educator, I have had the privilege of interacting with amazing young people each year. In the scheme of things, our time together is brief. Each of them stay forever frozen as a middle schooler in my memory. Apex Friendship High School graciously invited me to serve as the 2019