Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Mirko Chardin

Leads with his heart.
I started a nonprofit while at Wheaton that established relationships between Boston youths and organizations, and connected them to youths in South Africa, where I spent two summers volunteering. That developed my passion for working with young people. Had it not been for this experience, I never would have sought out a career in education.

Shares life lessons.
I wanted to work in the inner city because I can relate to the struggles and challenges of growing up in the city, and I wanted to be a role model for young people.

Values giving back.
At Wheaton I learned the importance of choosing a profession that isn’t just about making money. My professors inspired me to see myself as a change agent. It’s important to support the Wheaton Fund because it’s a great way to give back to an institution that has given a lot to us.