By Samantha Silva, JAG-K Career Specialist
Rae’Chel truly is a success story. This is her second year participating and she has been the most involved and enthusiastic student in her JAG-K program. To say she has overcome significant obstacles would be an understatement. She doesn’t like to talk about it, but life has not always been easy for this young lady. Having grown up in a family that struggled financially and personally felt the impact of local charities and programs, Rae’Chel is eager to give back. She is always the first to propose community service projects for our Career Association. Not only has she grown into a leader in the classroom, but she will be the first person in her family to attend college. Despite her mother’s recent battle with cancer, Rae’Chel has stayed focused and has been accepted into Johnson County Community College. She will also attend the State Career Development Conference in April after placing 1st in the JAG-K Entrepreneurs Competition at the Regional CDC. It’s safe to say she is on a sure path to success.
JAG-K is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that partners with students facing various barriers to success, helping them graduate high school and then on to a successful career path.