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Meet your PEC School Coordinator

My name is Emily Ann Toledo. I graduated from Indiana University South Bend. I am a proud graduate of Elkhart Central High School. I have been in the non for-profit sector working with schools for the last ten years as a teacher, adult education director, school coordinators and family support specialist. I am a proud wife for 10 years to my husband and we share two beautiful children. My hobbies are traveling and working on my happy planner.

Fine me out and about at other school events (football games, fundraisers, etc.) so I can tell you about the great things Positively Elkhart County is doing and how you can get involved.

Check out the calendar below to see when you can catch me (and get your hands on some cool SWAG, like pop sockets, stickers, face masks and more).

Positively Do-Gooders

Fishing for Peace of Mind with Vin

Being a five-year-old can be tough. You're waiting for school to come your way. You are old enough for some things but forever too young for others. For Vito (who turned 5 in April), the experience has been rough. It began with the birth of another sister (he has two...

Carter’s Superpower is Connecting

Helping out is something 14-year-old Carter excels at. For the past four years, he has partnered with his grandfather to volunteer for Meals on Wheels (a nonprofit that combats hunger in the senior population). They are floaters, meaning they fill in when regular...

The Way Hayden Spent Her 10th Birthday Says Everything

When we look back on 2020, we’ll all remember things that didn’t happen. Gatherings that were canceled and events we were looking forward to, both big life-changing events and smaller disappointments that happen every day. Unfortunately, most of us will recall a...

Cameron Stepped Up When His Aunt Broke Her Ankle

When Cameron’s aunt broke her ankle, he stepped up. You see, Cameron’s aunt is the mother of three. To make matters even more challenging, one of her children has both autism and epilepsy. Her husband works during the day, making her the sole adult during the day....

Maria focuses on a future of helping

Personal struggle, many times, leads to greatness. Maria is a prime example of turning personal struggles into a mission and vision for the future. When Maria was a toddler, her parents found out she was hearing impaired. However, this did not stop the bright and...

Madison fills the hole in her mom’s heart through kindness

The death of a loved one is one of the most painful things we experience as humans. Knowing we will never hear that person's voice again or feel their embrace. For 14-year-old, Madison losing her grandmother was hard. But she knew the grief was even more profound for...

Taylor Made to be a Leader

Taylor is a leader, and she has the Gold Award (from Girl Scouts) to prove it. Girl Scouts has been an important part of Taylor’s life for a long time. As she got older, she noticed that people questioned her participation in the organization. People seemed to think...

Goshen teen with Type 1 Diabetes helps younger kids find their “diabuddies”

When Kaeclin Shepard’s summer diabetes camp was canceled due to COVID-19, she was heartbroken. But she turned that frustration into something positive by hosting her own mini-camp for local youth with Type 1 diabetes.

Local Teen Hunts Out Ways To Do Good

Hunter, a local 15-year-old, has a motto, "nothing comes easy unless you work hard for it." His mom, Amanda says, "he's a great kid because he teaches me to be a better person every day and to reach for the things you want." It seems that Hunter is appropriately...

Keeping Spirits High @ Home

Seventh-grader, Dae-Kierra has been shining her light at home with her family during COVID. Like so many young people, she has been staying "safe-at-home" with her family. While being in close quarters with those we love can be challenging for some of us, Dae-Kierra...

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