Sarah McEvoy has known she would be a special education teacher since second grade in Geneva, IL. That’s when she became friends with a girl who happened to have Down Syndrome.
Sarah recalls, “Since then, teachers have poured wisdom, care, laughter, and love into my passion for children and the special needs community.” She will pursue a degree in special education this fall at Taylor University in Upland, IN.
During high school, Sarah was a swim instructor for children with special needs and provided respite care to families as a buddy for kids with special needs.
An active member of Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, Sarah volunteers as a Sunday school guide for children with special needs. She recently was the director of a student-led outreach event, which allowed her to use her leadership skills with a team of seniors that led their peers in an evening of games, worship, and teaching.
With her college degree, Sarah hopes to return to her hometown and teach in an elementary school classroom that serves children with special needs.
Sarah says, “I would like to thank every donor that made this scholarship possible. Thrivent Charitable's community has played an essential part in furthering my educational journey and in the process, given me a community of prayer and financial warriors.”
The InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship is made possible through our Education Impact Fund and was established to benefit students who are members of congregations that hold active organizational endowment funds at Thrivent Charitable.
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