Volunteer program brings out hero in kids

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Through encouraging volunteerism, Mexia High School teacher Jodie Maki is training students to think more of others and not so much of themselves.

The vehicle for doing this is the HERO program, which she began at Mexia High last fall.

Maki, who teaches senior English and dual-credit English for Navarro College, spoke to the Mexia Lions Club recently about the HERO program and how it began.

Though 2012-13 was her first year teaching at Mexia, she had already attended the school district’s District Improvement Planning meeting simply as a community member about improving things at Mexia High School.