Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Jerome Hunter

SPONSORED- In the fall of 2019, a new private school, Seattle School for Boys, will become an educational option for boys in the sixth and seventh grade. The tagline for this school, “Educating boys to become compassionate and intellectual leaders.”

This new opportunity for Seattle area students can be attributed, in part, to a local leader and most recent recipient of KIRO Radio’s “Hometown Hero” award, Jerome Hunter.

Hunter has already established a reputation for serving this city. From volunteering with nonprofits, coaching girls’ basketball or through his work at the school, Hunter is intent on living his life in such a way that he inspires respect amongst boys and girls in the community and strives to be a role model.

Now, with his newest endeavor as co-founder of Seattle School for Boys, he is focused on creating an educational environment where boys and young men can learn and grow outside of a traditional curriculum. The Ballard based high school teacher works tirelessly to motivate and mentor young people.

“Each day, I aim to ignite curiosity and teach skills that develop life-long learners. Each staff member at SSB is committed to ensuring that our middle school boys are compassionate and intellectual individuals who contribute to their community,” Hunter said.

When asked about his motivation to give back to others and create a supportive community, Hunter said, “The center of my motivation comes from the values and morals my mom instilled in me at a young age. In addition, I [am] often guided by a Dr. Martin Luther King quote, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent questions is, what are you doing for others?’”