J’mya joined ICYO at 6 years old and is now 13. From the second that she stepped into our doors we always knew the great potential that she held in her heart and her brain.
When she first came into the program J’mya struggled academically and behaviorally. However, as time went on J’mya started to realize her own potential the way we did. As she grew up her self-proclaimed “follower” behavior began to dwindle, and her leadership skills truly started to shine.
J’mya enjoys tutoring the younger students that come in on Mondays and Wednesdays. She has proven to be good at keeping the younger kids focused and containing and nullifying loud and disruptive behavior. During the summer at ICYO J’mya comes in every day to help teach tennis and control behavior on the courts. She has learned great sportsmanship through her time with us and tends to radiate fun and respectful competitiveness wherever she goes on the tennis court.
J’mya has proven to be a greatly important asset to our leadership team and we hope that she will continue to grow and learn with us at Inner City Youth Opportunities. As of now J’mya plans on continuing to cook delicious meals for her family and friends and build on her cooking skills to hopefully one day be a chef. However whatever route she decides to take, we from the ICYO family are so proud to see all the progress and success that J’mya has achieved and are quite excited to support her future endeavors, hopes, and dreams in any way possible.