Sarah Majoros, Madison Elementary, Des Moines Public Schools
Program: Why Try
• Addresses academic achievement, attendance and behavior, and assists students in making healthy choices
• Provides strategies in overcoming challenging obstacles, i.e. poverty, language and cultural barriers, lack of family support, and unhealthy peer influences.
• Used in small groups and classroom guidance.
• “Sarah is passionate about helping students overcome these obstacles and become successful even after they leave Madison Elementary.” (Marsha Kerper, Principal)