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Bro. Michael Kadow Receives Award

Brothers Leo, Michael, and Larry at the RAMAC Banquet.

Brothers Leo, Michael, and Larry at the RAMAC Banquet.

On February 21, Brother Michael Kadow was honored by RAMAC (Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce) at their annual Education Excellence Awards. Bro. Michael received the “Community Education Specialist” Award for his work at John XXIII Educational Center as well as the center’s outreach to several area public schools. Brother Michael was a founding member of John XXIII which “enables and empowers students who are economically, educationally, and often emotionally challenged to succeed in school and life itself.” Bro. Michael currently directs 55 mentors who provide one-on-one support for the students.

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Bro. Michael with John XXIII staff members.

Bro. Michael with John XXIII staff members.

Under Brother Michael’s guidance, John XXIII Educational Center has become a beacon of hope for Racine area young people, and during his remarks upon receiving the award, he shared this: “Thanks be to God for my vocation and for all of the great gifts which God has made manifest in my life…in our life. The founder of my religious community, St. John Baptist de La Salle, said over three hundred years ago: ‘The greatest miracle that an educator can perform is to touch the hearts of the students entrusted to his/her care’ Touching hearts…forming a relationship of the heart…is what my own work and, I believe, any effective educational work is all about!”

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CONGRATULATIONS to Brother Michael and the entire staff of John XXIII for their inspiring and life-changing work in Racine!

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