A Fairy Tale Come True February 24, 2023

Jamie came to live at The Lord’s Place Family Campus, Alexander Place, in December 2020 when she was reunited with her mother Tiana a single mother who had been incarcerated and then regained her stability at The Lord’s Place Halle Place. After regaining her stability at The Lord’s Place’s housing program for formerly incarcerated women, Tiana moved into a two-bedroom apartment at the Family Campus, reunifying with her children.

This past school year, Jamie was a high-performing and committed senior at Lake Worth High School. As a member of the school’s Medical Sciences Honors program, she earned A’s and B’s in her classes and regularly made the honor roll. With the Youth Services program’s help, Jamie has been busy preparing for college. Through the program’s partnership with the Score at the Top tutoring center, Jamie participated in SAT and college essay preparation tutoring. She researched and applied to schools, attended college tours, and completed financial aid applications such as the FAFSA.

Jamie is actively preparing to attend Florida Atlantic University in the Fall. She is interested in pursuing a major in Social and Behavioral Health Science and a minor in Music Education. Her ultimate goal is to go to medical school and become a cardiologist.

In addition to her schooling, Jamie has a part-time job at a local golf range. In her free time, she participates in competitive cheerleading through a private league. Recently, Jamie attended her senior prom. The Youth Services program connected her to Prom Beach, the only free prom closet boutique for disadvantaged families in Palm Beach County. Through Prom Beach, Jamie was able to pick out “the dress of her dreams”. She had an amazing, memorable night, which is reflecting in her glowing senior prom photos.

Alexander Place and its Youth Services program look forward to Jamie’s next steps in her journey. We are confident she will achieve the success she so richly deserves.

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