"School was a really consistent, positive, and safe place for me. I was raised by a single mother. We moved around town a lot because of finances and there wasn't a whole lot of stability. Kids really need that. I learned to love Jesus at school. I love to show my kiddos the love of Jesus and offer them a safe, consistent and positive place to be every day.
I grew up in poverty, but thankfully- I think largely because of the Adventist school I went to and the Adventist community I was in- I felt no setbacks when I chose to go to college. I spent a year at an orphanage in Bolivia as a teacher. My biggest dream is for those kids to have big dreams. It's so easy to just accept the life you're born into, but with a strong support group, teachers who believe in you, and a good education, I believe that every kid has so much potential to reach.
A lot of schools give huge amounts of student aid, which I know is a huge debate. I am a living testimony to the power of Adventist education. I have dedicated my life to serving Jesus because of the experiences I've had because of it."
📸: Steven Foster