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Join our Teacher of the Year!

by SofS Staff - January 31, 2009

Darren Yafai, our 2008 Teacher of the Year, urges educators to join our program!

Darren Yafai, the 2008 Stories of Service teacher of the year, is urging educators across America to join him in bringing Stories of Service to their students.  Darren, a high school history teacher at Gilroy High School in California brought his entire Sophomore class -- 165 students -- into the program in his first semester.  He was recognized for his achievements during special events in Washington, D.C. and New York City over Veterans Day, 2008.

To learn more about Darren's work, explore the links below.


Darren (far right) next to his wife Andrea, at our August 14 "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!" banquet, seated with representative of Long Beach Unified School District's Service Learning program.

Robert Corpus (Stories of Service National Youth Director) with Darren, his wife Andrea, the Yafai children in Representative Mike Honda's office in Washington, D.C.

(L to R) Darren, National Park Service Chief Historian Robert Sutton, Stories of Service National Spokesperson Edith Shain and Robert Corpus at the Veterans Day wreathlaying at the National WWII Memorial

Darren and Robert read the ServiceNation Declaration of Service at the Opening Ceremony for the New York City Veterans Day Parade. 

The Yafai children carrying photographs of fallen Marine Jeramy Ailes and our national spokespersons Edith Shain and Ernest Borgine in the NYC Veterans Day Parade.

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