His Big Thoughts Could Help One of Dallas' Biggest Education Foundations Thrive

Byron Sanders often talks about his "quarter life" crisis, the one that derailed a pharmaceutical career and put him on a mission to improve the lives of school children.He was frustrated by the continued opportunity gaps so familiar to him as a kid growing up in southern Dallas. He wanted to help. Sanders knew firsthand how caring adults could make all the difference in getting children access to art, music and even advanced academics.So at age 25, he set out on a path that led to stints working with nonprofits across the area -- from heading up a foundation that raised money for Dallas schools to serving on an advisory board for a statewide group addressing issues facing children.Now at just 34 years old, Sanders takes over one of Dallas’ largest education nonprofits: Big Thought.“There are so many systematic things we need to solve in education, but key among them is the opportunity gap,” Sanders said. “And that places the responsibility on us -- the adults -- to create the type of environments where kids’ innate greatness can shine through and to make sure all kids get those opportunities.”  Continue reading...

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