WFSB-TV’s Kara Sundlun Talks about Fatherlessness with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Students

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE  February 2015

 

WFSB-TV's Kara Sundlun Talks about Fatherlessness with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School Students

 
On Thursday, February 5th, Kara Sundlun of WFSB-TV visited the students at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School.  Kara is not only an Emmy Award winning news anchor and talk show host, but she is also the recent author of her memoir, Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter.  Kara spoke to the students about her personal story of meeting her biological father when she was a teenager and the impact it had on her life.  Kara shares her story to inspire others in a time when Fatherlessness is an epidemic in our country, with as many as one out of three children living in a home without a dad.  Kara’s story and message that, “Fairy tales aren’t real, but forgiveness is magic” proved to be inspirational for the MLK students.  Kara’s story shows that even in difficult family circumstances finding forgiveness and listening to your own inner voice can change the course of your life.
 
Ms. Sundlun’s visit was sponsored by The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, a non-profit charitable organization focused on addressing disparities in health and education with a focus on creating opportunities for youth in Hartford.  The Legacy Foundation sponsors a middle school mentor program at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School, where students participate in after school and weekend programs, tutoring and special trips and activities.  For more information visit www.legacyfoundation.org

 

Ms. Kara Sundlun speaks to students in grades 3 through 8 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School on January 29, 2015.

Submitted by,
Kimberly Albro
Instructional Coach
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elementary School
(860) 695-4081
 

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