Springfield teacher gives thanks by donating turkeys to his students

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield high school students received a Thanksgiving turkey Sunday from the “father figure” helping them overcome adversity.

Stefan Davis, an educator at Springfield’s High School of Science & Technology, is the CEO of a program called “I Found Light Against All Odds.”

Davis dug into his own pocket for the money to buy turkeys for the students he mentors. He told 22News, these kids deserve a thank you for striving to improve themselves during difficult times.

“I love them and I appreciate them respecting me, as not just a teacher, but as a father figure, and they work so hard in these tough times and they’re not making excuses,” he said.

Davis told 22News he takes pride in the students he works with as director of the “Fresh Start” program at Sci-Tech. He said the gift of a turkey will assure they will have food on the table for Thanksgiving.

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