Honoring Students Who Choose to Be The One

The first Tuesday in December is known as ‘Giving Tuesday’, a day to give back to the communities in which we live. ReVision Gives Back couldn’t have chosen a more perfect group to honor on this day and throughout the month of December. Be The One embodies giving back. This amazing group of high school students are choosing to create a positive path for their own lives while giving back to our community.

Be The One is an in-school program at Linden-McKinley High School led by two teachers – Ms. Heideman and Ms. Hegyi – with a passion to do more for at-risk youth struggling with various issues at home. Program classwork is specifically designed to empower students to become a positive part of the community while cultivating a culture of doing good and giving back. Students participate in community service initiatives, group discussions, and perform meaningful acts of kindness each day. After only a few years, Be The One has improved the graduation rate of students in the program and set these young adults on a path to be productive and successful. Watch video to learn more about Be The One from founding teachers, Ms. Heideman and Ms. Hegyi.

Be The One’s Impact on Students

ReVision was fortunate to meet two amazing students – Daisha and Brandon – who experienced the program first-hand. Daisha, a 2019 graduate and alumni of the program recently received a scholarship to help her achieve her goal of becoming an anesthesiologist. Brandon, a sophomore at Linden-McKinley, was joined by his mother to share how Be The One has had a positive impact on all aspects of Brandon’s life. Watch Daisha and Brandon share their stories.

ReVision Gives Back is proud to honor Be The One’s dedication to uplifting students and encouraging a culture of kindness. Each smile, kind word, and random act of kindness performed by these students nurtures positivity and unity in our communities.

Learn more about Be The One and how you can get involved by visiting their website.

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