Dr. Shareika Fisher
The most inspiring part of my job is providing opportunities for the students we serve and being able to give back to the community of Wichita, which I value greatly.
When I was younger, I was going to be an international superstar!
The most important thing I learned in high school was you have to go after what you want, which I later learned was the first step in becoming a self-advocate.
Co-Founder & Youth Champion:
The most inspiring part of my job is seeing our student's lives change.
When I was younger, I was pretty sure I'd be in the NFL.
The most important thing I learned in high school was that it gets you ready for life.
David is a member of the Wichita Gang Coalition and Real Men Real Heroes organization. He was nominated for NAACP Person of the Year 2008 and was a feature presenter at the 2010 Governor's Conference.
Co-Founder & Youth Champion:
The most inspiring part of my job is being in a position to make an impact in the lives of our students.
When I was younger, I was pretty sure I'd be the person I needed when I was growing up.
The most important thing I learned in high school was to stay true to yourself and don't be a follower.
The most inspiring part of my job is walking into a space knowing the people you work with are there to guide our students and change their mindset from impossible to possible through dedication and hard work.
When I was younger, I always knew I would be an Administrative Professional.
The most important thing I learned in high school was that it's okay to be different or peculiar. I never went with the crowd, but because I respected the crowd, the crowd respected me.
Sisterhood Youth Champion
The most inspiring part of my job is helping students understand the adversity in their life does not have to be the end of their story. I want to help instill the mindset that they are more than a statistic or the odds stacked against them.
When I was younger, I decided, instead of allowing my story to hinder me, I would use my story to help others.
The most important thing I learned in high school was Quality is better than quantity. Seek out individuals that will add value to your life. Find friends that will stand by your side on the bad and good days. To this day, I still keep in contact with my high school friends because I did not focus on basic relationships with many people, but I focused on deep relationships with a few select people. Surround yourself with positivity.
Program Coordinator, Youth Champion:
The most inspiring part of my job is providing opportunities that directly impact the youth that we serve through mentorship, community and support. I am passionate about making sure the next generation has all of the core tools necessary to have a full and successful life.
When I was younger, I traveled many states as a liturgical dancer performing. Also I was a huge dare devil but then something about having children changes you and now I'm cautious about everything. LOL
The most important thing I learned in high school was Its okay not to get it right sometimes, It's part of learning and growing. But don't stay there; get back up, learn from your mistakes and pray. The race is not given to the swift, nor to the strong but to the one who endures to the end.
The most inspiring part of my job is watching students discover and embrace how amazing they truly are.
When I was younger, I loved to express myself creatively through music, dance, drama and writing.
The most important thing I learned in high school was every semester matters, not just your senior year.
Marketing and Development Coordinator
The most inspiring part of my job is helping students tell their stories. I am always floored by the resilience and ingenuity of our students!
When I was younger, I had mentors that poured into me even when I was an absolute pain to be around. Their wisdom got me through high school, college, and, now, motherhood.
The most important thing I learned in high school was everybody deserves to be seen, and everybody has a story worth listening to. It's our job to keep our eyes and ears open.