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Keishon Martin (left) and his older brother, Sa’Von (right), take a break from insulating an attic to pose with Jason Sauer.  (Photo by Maranie Rae Staab/PublicSource)

Jason Sauer runs programs to help ex-cons reintegrate into society. A sometimes thankless job where he says you shouldn’t get attached. But he did


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Sa’Von Martin was one of Jason Sauer’s first students. They met when Sa’Von was 12.

At the time a student of Summit Academy, a residential school for court-adjudicated youth, Sa’Von came to Jason’s Green + Screen program in Garfield to help beautify the neighborhood. He then followed Jason to Homewood, where the team mowed lawns, planted flowers and tended to community gardens.

Their relationship grew.



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