You Matter Stories Episode 4: Dean Hager’s Spark of Hope Changes Lives

By |2022-09-23T08:19:16-05:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, You Matter Stories|

This is the fourth episode in our continuing series, You Matter Stories.   On a seemingly ordinary day more than thirty years ago, 16-year-old Dean Hager found himself sitting in detention. Again. School wasn’t high on his list of priorities, so he got in trouble. A lot. For Dean, school didn’t matter all that much. Growing [...]

You Matter Stories Episode 3: Tony Sanneh Uses Sports To Bring People Together

By |2022-07-29T09:40:35-05:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, You Matter Stories|

Minnesota is fortunate to have its share of home-grown athletes who not only excel on the playing field but are also amazing individuals off the field. One of them is retired soccer player, Tony Sanneh. Growing up on St. Paul’s East Side, Tony was a gifted athlete from a young age. Though he participated in [...]

You Matter Giveaway Projects: Improving Kids’ Lives

By |2022-03-25T08:03:10-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, You Matter Stories|

Our next You Matter Giveaway winner is Babatunde Ayilola! A dentist in Nigeria, Babatunde is very active in his community. With the $250 funds, Babatunde will put together 200 dental kits for children at a local orphanage. Each kit will contain a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. He’ll personally deliver the kits and teach the children [...]

You Matter Stories Episode 1: Bringing Healthcare to Remote Zimbabwe

By |2022-01-28T10:05:10-06:00January 28th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, You Matter Stories, Zimbabwe|

We’re launching the first of twelve 2022 episodes in a new series, You Matter Stories. Today is Episode 1: Bringing Healthcare to Remote Zimbabwe.  ---------------------------- “We often use the phrase, ‘The middle of nowhere.’ This is the closest to the middle of nowhere that I’ve ever seen.” Rebecca Newhouse, MATTER’s Chief of Staff and Development [...]

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