Offering resources: Many students don’t have connections and resources to establish themselves in the business community.
When I joined AASuccess in 2007, I had no idea that I was inadvertently stepping into a journey that would influence nearly every aspect of my professional and personal development. The extensive and personalized life skills coaching I received was especially impactful in not only helping me define my goals and world view, but also in guiding me through every step of the way.
It's more than just a big brother, big sister program, and it's certainly not a career center. AASuccess teaches students the things I didn't learn growing up, and it also encourages the students AND the mentors to explore different possibilities. It's about problem solving and progress. It's not just a one time transaction, but an ongoing transformation that requires a lot of patience and care from both ends. The students we work with are often still very young, so sometimes they don't have a good foundation or don't know what they want. But I think that's the beauty of it - to explore, to create, and to try.
Since 2006, ASuccess has consistenly provided me with the tools and direction to follow my dream of making a difference through health & fitness coaching without compromising on my core values.
Five years from now, I see the business aspect of giving back to AASuccess. I see my business growing and I see it giving back to AASuccess monetarily. Hopefully, I am able to give back in some way. Whether it be through health seminars, fitness classes, or something like that.
I wanted to let you know that after reflecting on my time at AASuccess, I have become a completely different person. I realize that without AASuccess, I wouldn't be as driven or as self-aware as I am today. Today, I am a part of many organizations and on the executive board for two of them. I happily and strongly lead conversations toward bettering both organizations because I found that I was passionate for what I was doing. AASuccess honestly pulled out the leader in me.