Changing the narrative of being a KAREN

Social media has erupted in millions of examples of why being a “Being a Karen” isn’t necessarily the best display of good character.

Why is the internet picking on the Karen’s of the world?

The Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Memorial Foundation launched last year with the hashtag #BeAKarenNM not as a reminder of those memes we are all familiar with, but to challenge you to be the Karen we knew. Karen Trujillo lived by some pretty simple rules: Put our children first. Value our teachers. In competition and in life, always be a good sport that lifts others up instead of tearing them down. Through the foundation, our goal is to provide scholarships and opportunities to grow the quality and quantity of our educators in New Mexico.

So when you see our hashtag, or scroll past a post about the “other” Karen’s, remember what #BeAKarenNM exemplifies. Help us be the change the world needs for our students, our teachers, and our future.

Karen wouldn’t want it any other way.
To Be a Karen NM, means to: Believe in others, empower, be authentic, put kids first, do all things with grace, be resilient, be exemplary, have no fear of failure, be nurturing, be mindful. #FinishStrong

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