Voices that Inspire

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Pictured: Shawn Woodin

Listen: Week of February 11, 2021

Shawn Woodin - Bringing Different People Together Promotes Learning and Builds Community

Shawn Woodin is President and CEO at Southern Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit that supports students who lack financial resources. He relates to the students that take part in the program because his modest upbringing mirrors theirs. Education served as a path forward to better his situation. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he found himself in the Peace Corps where his love of service and helping others blossomed. He feels that diversity is of paramount importance when choosing applicants for his program. He feels that bringing people together from different backgrounds gives them an opportunity to learn from each other and helps build community and a sense of belonging.

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