CLEVELAND, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Chapon, Vice President at Quantum Learning Network, a worldwide leader in teacher and student programs, will be inducted into Benedictine High School's Hall of Distinction on March 10, 2012. This will be the first class of inductees for Benedictine.
Chapon played football, baseball and tennis for Benedictine and was recruited to play at Kent State University in the fall of 1957. Following his collegiate football career, he joined the Peace Corps and traveled to places such as Indonesia and Washington, D.C. helping others in the U.S. and around the world.
James Kazel, a 1955 Benedictine graduate, nominated Joe for this prestigious honor. "Joe has dedicated his life to helping others. With his commitment to the Peace Corps and his involvement with QLN I feel he is a great leader for today's youth, which is why I nominated him for Bendectine's Hall of Distinction."
For the past 30 years Chapon with his wife, Bobbi DePorter, has co-owned Quantum Learning Network. One of the program offerings is SuperCamp, a residential academic camp that also teaches students learning and life skills. These programs are held on prestigious university campuses such as Stanford, Brown and Kent State University. SuperCamp has grown into a global leader in the academic enrichment programs, and is currently operating programs in 13 countries, along with U.S. locations and has reached over 64,000 students worldwide.
"I chose Kent State University as our first site in Ohio for two reasons. I wanted to thank KSU for their generosity giving me a football scholarship, and I wanted my home town of Cleveland to benefit from our great program," says Chapon. "There is nothing better than being able to thank the organizations and community that have supported you when you needed it."
Besides SuperCamp, QLN offers another program called Quantum Learning Education (QL). QL is a foundational solution for schools that aligns teachers, administrators, parents and the community on the most important objective a school can have: students' success in school and life. Over 90,000 teachers have gone through QL programs—impacting the lives of nearly ten million students.
"As I reflect back on my life, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to so many individuals and organizations in the Cleveland area. This includes teachers and coaches at Benedictine and the Cleveland newspapers whose stories about my football successes in high school helped me obtain an athletic scholarship to Kent State University. Additionly, being in the newspaper delivery system helped me understand the basics of business, customer relations and managing a small entrepreneurial business by mentoring me during my delivering the paper to thousands of subscribers. The academic foundation built at Benedictine and Kent State University has served me well in all my educational pursuits and business activities," says Chapon.
About Quantum Learning Network Over the past 29 years, QLN's academic summer camp, youth programs, in-school and programs in the areas of learning-and-life skills, teaching and training, and effective learning environments have become a leading resource for today's youth and educators. QLN President and co-founder, Bobbi DePorter's vision of schools, families, and businesses producing creative and responsible people ready to participate in a global community, has remained strong and continues to grow.