To say thank you is not enough – Meet a Recipient Featuring Jessica Frasher
Meet 4-time scholarship recipient Jessica Frasher, and her family, Trae` and A`leayah. Jessica is currently working on her Business and Accounting degrees at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College.
We asked Jessica to tell us more about herself and her journey to receive her education.
What made you decide to go back to school?
Being a single mother and all the financial responsibilities were a burden. I felt I was living outside my means. I had to work 6 days a week, 40+ hours and my kids were in several extra-curricular activities. Each of those activities cost to participate in and I know my kids look forward to them so I had to work extra hours to be able to afford it. I didn’t complain because I felt I was doing it to provide something important to me and my kids. I wanted to advance in the company that I worked for, but to do so I would have to go back to school to get there. I was a RMA, Registered Medical Assistant, and so being in the medical field advancing means more school. I was overwhelmed with this and though I loved the medical field, I changed my mind on what I wanted my career to be. Since making the big change, I went back to school to start my new career. I’m a junior in college now, and I am super excited about graduating and starting a new path in life for me and my kids.
Other than financially, what impact has SPSF NWA made on your life?
SPSF NWA has made a huge impact not only in my life, but in my kids as well. We have been able to attend multiple activities and events that we would not able to be a part of if it weren’t for this wonderful organization. The kids have met new friends and enjoy being able to participate in exciting things that we get to do. I’ve been able to meet some really amazing people that have helped me network and grow in the community.
How will life be different for you and your family after you graduate?
It will be tremendously different when I graduate for us because I will have a stable career that I will enjoy. I will be able to save more money for the kids’ college savings. I will also have something to be very proud of, and I will know I can accomplish anything.
What would you like to say to SPSF NWA supporters?
To say thank you is not enough. Supporters have made a huge impact not only me, but on my children’s lives as well, and they are a tremendous blessing. What supporters do for single mothers and fathers will impact generations to come in such a positive way.
What is one of your favorite parenting moments?
When I get to look back at pictures that remind me of years before and then compare it to now. It’s encouraging to see how much growth has taken place between now and then.
What do you enjoy most about being a parent?
To see how wonderful and smart my children are. They love to learn and seeing that makes me enjoy and cherish being a parent.
What is your favorite time of day? Why?
Three-fifteen. That’s when I get the kids off the bus, and they tell me, excitedly, all about their day. It brightens my day no matter what.
What is your idea of a great weekend?
To be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the time. To be able to cook a feast on Sunday!
One word to sum me up:
Posted by Carrie on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 @ 8:12PM
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