When Kai Frazier was in high school, her history teacher changed her life. As a senior, Frazier found herself homeless and didn’t consider college to be an option. But that teacher showed her that she could do more. So Frazier went to college, got a history degree and became a teacher herself.
“I felt like it was only right to become a history teacher. I felt like I owed it to students,” Frazier said. “I wouldn't have been where I was if it wasn't for my history teacher.”
She taught history in low-income districts where her students regularly didn’t have the resources needed to be successful. Frazier realized that traditional teaching methods weren’t enough to serve her students who often struggled with adversity, poverty and a lack of hope.