Linda Mornell was a 45 year old psychiatric nurse that would start Summer Search, an organization that would change so many lives – including mine. Summer Search is now 25 years old and it’s been dramatically changing the trajectory of low income youth across the United States. Things get a little personal, so it should make for an interesting show. Enjoy.
Below is a summary of out interview:
Act well thy part for there all the pleasure lies – William Shakespeare
Linda speaks about journey from an Indiana farm girl to psych nurse and social entrepreneur.
Linda discusses the depression the groups students experienced after their fantastic outward bound summer experiences.
Linda describes her children doing summer programs inspired her to give low-income youth the opportunities.
Her work at Summer Search
We talk about the growth of the organization and handing it over to others.
What’s exciting Linda now
Books Linda Recommends:Random Family, a study of 3 generations of poverty in the Bronx A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind
Helpful Resource: Her late husband Pierre Mornell, check out his book Thank God It’s Monday or How to Prevent Success from Ruining Your Marriage
Helpful Person: Marianne Rockefeller, Dave Stuart Pitcher Oakland As, John Osterweiss
What Her Purpose? To help others. Be generous with what you have.
How to reach Linda
Don’t be guarded/defensive. Let yourself go, let yourself fall. The purpose will come.
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