Occupation: VP of Business Continuity Exercise Engagement, BOA
Current Location: Charlotte, NC
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela. When you think of our society today and the issues that continuously arise within our community, only we as a people have the ability to make drastic, long lasting change. Yet first, we must acquire the proper knowledge to back our solutions and give us the credibility to make the changes that we seek.
As an African American and a minority, education has always been an important part of my upbringing. I was always told of the value that a good education could bring but only when you apply yourself. However, everyone isn't blessed to have that same motivation in their corner. And when it comes to learning, taking standardized tests, or mastering a specific concept, it's not always easy for some. The easiest thing to do is give up or be complacent with satisfactory work. Yet, for my people specifically, I want more! It's no secret that everyone isn't afforded the best education. And it's inspiring to meet others who are doing things to help change the trajectory of our youth when it comes to education and their future!
Jarron Thomas, is the Co-Founder of Jump Institute whose mission is to equip tomorrows youth through facilitating innovative routes to STEAM education. He understands the importance of a good foundation and strives to make learning fun, interactive and engaging for the students. When it comes to learning, his motto is, "it's all about the students!"