I have had many jobs in my life. They have been in a wide variety of fields, from remodeling pharmacies in Texas to a quality inspector in Ann Arbor to an Assistant Manager at Walmart in 3 different counties. I have liked all of my jobs and I have always been good at them. I never loved any of them, however, and was never really proud of any, until Energizing Education came along.
When I decided to go back to college later in life, I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted something in the helping profession. I had seen enough struggle in my community and wanted to help in some way. I chose Family Studies because I believe in the strength of family and what that can accomplish. I also believe that to make our world a better place, both on a micro and a macro level, this is where it starts. I truly believe that Energizing Education is changing the world, starting right here in Jackson County.
What I do now is recruit mentors for Energizing Education. Part of this is to sell EE to strangers. At first, this terrified me. I am not a salesperson. I did not know if I could build up this program enough to convince people that this was the opportunity (among countless others in the area) they wanted to choose to do. What I quickly learned is that this program sells itself. Everyone that does it, likes it and everyone that is no longer able to do it, is upset about having to leave. We are accomplishing wonderful things. We have had results we didn’t even expect so quickly. Selling the program has become the easiest part of my job and I love to do it. I want the world to know what I do, what we do, and how they can be a part of it.
At this point in my life, I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing on a professional level and I thank everyone involved that keeps Energizing Education going. We are a growing family that just keeps getting bigger and better and I could not be more proud to be a part of it.