“All our dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them”
- Walt Disney
I’ve had this quote up in my office at Cherokee High School since I began this position with NiswongerCARE. I didn’t realize when I wrote the quote how much courage some of these students truly have. Most of the students I work with face more hardships in their seventeen/ eighteen years of life than we could ever imagine. But their difficulties don’t stop them. In fact, I think it inspires most of them to create a better tomorrow. I am humbled and blessed to be apart of that journey and help pave the way toward their dreams.
During my time as a NiswongerCARE advisor, I’ve grown a passion for helping rural; East Tennessee students pursue their dreams and create a better life for themselves and their families. My hope is that I at plant a seed in the lives of each student and create a college-going culture in the schools I am fortunate enough to work with. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the amazing ladies and gentleman, our directors, and the counselors at Cherokee High School, North Greene High School, and West Greene High School.