Mr. Tyrone Jones

Mr. Jones – A Teacher’s You Matter Story

Mr. Tyrone Jones is a Reconnections Teacher in Davenport, Iowa. He has been handing out cards to students and staff for quite a few years. Mr. Jones is from Pennsylvania where he originally learned about the You Matter Marathon and continues to spread the You Matter movement in Illinois and Iowa.

I gave a student a “You Matter” card and then received a teaching assignment at a new school. After I left that school, a new coworker met that same student at her child’s dance class and began a conversation with her. The student showed my coworker the “You Matter” card which I gave her. She carries it in her phone case.


A picture on the wall near his desk.

This is the sign near his classroom door. Letting students know they matter before they enter.

Heart Matters Storytime is Today at 5 pm EST
You Can Still Register!

Join YMM participants from around the globe as we share inspiring You Matter stories from the 2022 You Matter Marathon. It’s a wonderful opportunity to share your story of how a simple card with two powerful words – YOU MATTER – inspired hope, joy, and connection.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 5 pm EST
Register Here:

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom link.

Can’t make our Heart Matters event –you can still share your YMM story on our website or FB page.

You matter.


Cheryl Rice, Founder

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