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Unsung Hero: Megan Guardino shares her personal journey to inspire others


Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington. 

Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero.

 Nominations are accepted from around the state and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes: outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.


Megan Guardino, Vancouver


Megan Guardino is a single mother with two children.

Megan's oldest graduated from the ECEAP Program at Children's Village Burton last year and is attending kindergarten. Megan’s youngest continues to be enrolled in the Early Head Start Program. Megan and her children have demonstrated resiliency and perseverance.

Upon enrollment Megan and her children were experiencing homelessness. Through the comprehensive support system, she was able to own her own home and return back to school to pursue a career that she is passionate about.

Megan serves as ESD112 Early Care and Education Policy Council Secretary and Treasurer. She creates innovative ways to engage other parents in program advocacy efforts, and empowers others by sharing her personal journey. Megan has such poise and positivity when connecting with the community. She believes that anything is possible as long as you continue pushing forward.


Nominator:  ESD 112



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