This story is part of Lessons from Lucy Laney, an ongoing series from KARE 11 photojournalist Ben Garvin and reporter Lindsey Seavert.

MINNEAPOLIS - Teachers.

Aside from family, there are few people in this world who have a bigger influence on young lives.

As part of our year-long documentary on Lucy Laney Elementary in Minneapolis, photojournalist Ben Garvin asks teachers why they do it.

Watch the video to hear what they had to say.