JA Volunteer Spotlight
Meet Tianna Thompson:
When Junior Achievement of Central S.C. was selected to participate in a grant partnership with Taco Bell Foundation, we asked area Taco Bell franchise owner Fred Kotoske to recommend employees to volunteer to teach the JA Career Success class in nearby high schools.
That is when Tianna Thompson stepped up. Tianna has worked for Taco Bell in Sumter for ten years- since she was 16. Now 26, Tianna thought it would be an interesting opportunity. She taught 3 separate JA Career Success classes at Sumter HIgh School this year...while continuing to work full time at Taco Bell, complete a degree in Social Services and raise two young children.
"it was a challenge at first, but I know the students really did learn something that they can take with them into their future," Tianna shared with JA, "JA Career Success showed them what it takes to earn and keep a job, which they will soon need to do."
We thank Tianna for her time, and commitment to Junior Achievement and the students at Sumter High School. We congratulate her on her own career success, for which she has a defined plan: Continue her education by getting a masters degree which will qualify her to become a high school counselor. If her students at Sumter High are any indication- Tianna is on the right path for career success.
Thank You to all 50 donors who gave to Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina on May 5th. We are grateful for the $6,450 in donations. Those donations will be used to allow 258 students to go through the JA Programs!