Monique Linder, Executive Producer of Rock the Schools filling in for Chris Stewart on assignment, talks to college student Shanell McCoy about her perspective on what students need from parents, teachers and mentors to help them chart their path to growing and living out their dreams using her personal experience. Hear Shanell sing “Amazing Grace” at the end of the podcast to further illustrate how important it is to encourage, uplift and support youth innovation, talent and dreams.

Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.


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