The MENTOR Network

Jim and Joan Schoon Mentors, Indiana MENTOR

Over the past 24 years, Jim and Joan Schoon have fostered 91 children, many of whom required considerable medical support to address their physical and mental health needs. “Jim and Joan provide unwavering support, dedication and advocacy for children,” says Julie Villarreal, Program Director at Indiana MENTOR’s children’s program in Merrillville and the Schoons’ nominator. “They know everyone has a different normal.”

Watch Jim and Joan accept their 2013 Ripple of Hope Award and be honored alongside their fellow winners in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center.