Will and Lee Show

#9 Mike Mar: The Beacon of Light for the Youth in San Francisco

Episode Notes

Mike Mar grew up learning how to stand up himself as an Asian American on the streets of San Francisco. Captain of the high school football team, Prom King, Homecoming King, Mike was the big man on campus. Yet too Asian for some, not Asian enough for others, Mike felt different and alone growing up.

After graduating from UCLA as an Asian American studies major, Mike went home to San Francisco to make a difference with the people from his community. First as a community case manager, working with students that were incarcerated in juvenile hall. Mike realized to have a real impact he had to get into education to do prevention. To give the tools to help a student make wise decisions.

Today, Mike is an Academic School Counselor at the San Francisco Unified School District at Balboa High School.

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