Please see this youtube video and text quoted from Teach for America's Youtube Channel:

Teach For America alumni Julie Jackson's life was forever changed on December 13, 1983 when she learned of her father's murder. However, thanks to the lessons he taught her, she persevered through the tragedy, and has emerged as a leader in the movement to ensure all kids have access to an excellent education. 

Julie is the 2013 Peter Jennings Award Winner.

Source: Teach for America Youtube Channel