Steve Jackson

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For the last 34 years Stevan Jackson has been an athletics coach to children that other adults have shied away from. Steve believes there is no such thing as a bad kid, and uses his ability to connect with youth to teach them to manage their emotions. Stevan has been one of our Van Drivers for the last 10 years, and has been a Restorative Justice Circle Keeper in North Minneapolis Community since 1995. Like, since the last Century, Lol.

Stevan believes that the Trauma anyone has been through, or is going through now, is not their fault. Regardless, it is their responsibility to learn the tools needed to begin the healing process, and Stevan is always willing to help. He shows our youth other ways to stay positive, focused, and empowered. If you get a chance to talk to Steve anytime soon, and you’ve got a spare minute, I dare you to ask him, “What are A.N.T.’s?” Ask your students because his mission is to burn the meaning of that into every student’s brain. Stevan believes students are like microwave popcorn. They don’t all pop at the same time.

email: stevan.jackson@paladincareertech.com

A public charter school serving students in grades 9 – 12