Aaron tells his teacher Celeste-Davis Carr, about revealing his homelessness during a StoryCorpsU recording.
Rogelio Martinez talks to his former dance teacher, Lisa Moya King, about how she helped him through abuse at home.
John Cruitt speaks with his former third grade teacher, Cecile Doyle, about how she helped him through his mother's death.
Special education teacher Ken Rensink tells his friend Laurel Hill-Ward how surviving a near-fatal car crash has influenced his teaching.
Twenty-three-year-old Tierra Jackson talks to John Horan, the president of her high school, about what her life was like when they first met.
Three stories about student mentors called "Chasers" who do whatever it takes to get their kids to class.
Tyrese Graham remembers his first day as a teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago, IL.
Two stories about teachers who went beyond the classroom to help their kids.
Raul Bravo tells his former high school automotive teacher, Clairene Terry, how she inspired him to stay in school.
16-year-old Jamie Marks interviews her former kindergarten teacher Ron Cushman about choosing his career after being wounded in Vietnam.
Antero Garcia talks to his former student Roger Alvarez who dropped out during his senior year of high school.
John Hunter talks with two former students about what they learned playing the World Peace Game, which he created.
Meliza Arellano tells Sarah Benko, her former seventh-grade teacher, about how she became a serious student.
Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.
Neurosurgeon Lee Buono and his eighth grade science teacher, Al Siedlecki, remember reconnecting after more than 15 years.
Warren Weems (R), who is a teacher's aide in his wife, Robin's, first-grade classroom, is interviewed by his son Jason (L).
Author Walter Dean Myers talks about his father in an interview with his son Christopher Myers.
Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda (R) talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez (L), about growing up poor in Chicago.