Fortifying Resources for Students

Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center in Columbus, OH is home to some of the most promising, artistic young students from all of the city. Unfortunately, too many students know how difficult it can be to focus on their art and their academics when some of their basic needs for food, clothes, toiletries and school supplies aren’t always being met. That’s why English teacher (and Fort Hayes alum) Nancy de Leon has taken it upon herself to establish The F.O.R.T. Store, a program that helps high school students get the resources they need in order to succeed. This That Ohio Vibe story was inspired by Ohio Education Association