Age 21, Class of 2018
Legacy Youth Participant for 2 years
Amanda was raised in the Humboldt Park community of Chicago and attended North Grand High School, earning her high school diploma in June 2013. She participated in the Legacy Youth after-school program and the day in-class workshop sessions as a high school student. Throughout her time as a Legacy Youth participant, she traveled with the program to Washington, DC and New York City.
Currently Attending: Triton College
Favorite Legacy Youth Lesson: Legacy Leaders taught me the importance of networking and the skills needed to succeed in a professional environment. Those were my favorite lessons and to this day, those skills have served me well. Currently, I work for a Diabetic Supplies company and I believe the lessons I learned on effective communication have been very beneficial.
Proudest Accomplishment to Date: Being accepted into the Radiology program at Triton College. It is very competitive program with a limited number of spots, so it is an honor to have been selected to start the program this fall. I am really excited about what comes next!
Future Goals: Once I graduate in two years, I plan to start my career as a Radiology Technician and I am very excited!
Advice for Current Legacy Youth: Never stop believing in yourself. In life there will be many road blocks, but you just have to push through. Always remember that with hard work and dedication, you can accomplish anything.
Favorite Quote on Leadership: "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams
“My time with Legacy Leaders was life changing. I was not just part of a program; I was part of a family. We learned to support one another and work as a team, it was memorable.”