Anya Kamenetz of NPR shares the conversation from the reunion of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan with a former student from over twenty five years ago during his years working for Chicago Public Schools. Duncan participated in a Mentorship Program and Lwanda Duncan (no relation) was one of his mentees. Their conversation was part of a StoryCorps project called the Great Thanksgiving Listen.
I can remember when I finished Robert Morris [University] and I called you and I said, ‘I graduate on this day,’ and I remember getting that certificate and I had no family there. But I do remember that you were there. You came. You were just as proud of me as I was of myself. And you’ve always been proud of me, so I was like, I have to keep going.