Atlanta-based, nonprofit youth development organization that provides high quality, STEM based learning opportunities along with a wide range of services that support the overall personal, social and leadership development of youth residing in some of the city's most distressed neighborhoods.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Jumping Out On Faith
When I graduated from the University of
Minnesota, one of my hardest decisions was moving to Georgia on pure faith and
hope. I had no job lined up, I barely knew anyone, and for the first time in my
life I did not have school to fall back on. But when I learned about the opportunity to
work as an Americorps member through Raising Expectations, a place where I
would have the chance to influence and teach underserved students, it
solidified my decision to jump out on faith and move to Georgia.
When I arrived at Raising Expectations, I
was pleased to walk into an environment where I was received with open arms.I have
the pleasure of working with some of the most talented and hardworking women I
have ever seen. It is rare to find a
group of people who are so dedicated and believe in what they do so much that
they are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.
I have always known that no matter what I
did, I wanted to work with children. I
wasn’t exactly sure how that path would begin for me but being a part of Raising
Expectations has provided me with the opportunity to really dig in and begin
working in my career path.
I am here to be that shoulder to lean on,
that coach and that motivator that some kids may not experience with anyone
else. Raising Expectations has opened my
eyes to what true strength and courage looks like in children. I can only hope
that my time here will change the children as much as they have changed me.