Princess O’Tia Nash

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Princess O’Tia Nash, sophomore at Godby High School, gives a testimonial for her participation with the American Graduate project.

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Brandon Wright

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Brandon Wright, a senior at Ghazvini Learning Center, had struggled with school until he arrived at Ghazvini. Since he has been there he has received all A's and is on track to graduate in December.

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Cole Carritz

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Cole Carritz is a 2012 graduate of Ghazvini Learning Center he is now a student at Tallahassee Community College. He returns to Ghazvini to help out since the school was instrumental in helping him graduate from high school.

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Jordan Culver

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Jordan Culver is schools and multimedia reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat. He has participated in two of the WFSU American Graduate professional lunch series. He has a keen interest in mentoring students.

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Kristin Dozier

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Kristen Dozier is a Leon County Commissioner, District 5. She is an active member of the community involved in Sustainable Tallahassee, Whole Child Leon, Leon County Research and Development Authority at Innovation Park, and the Council on Culture and Arts.

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Angela Hardiman

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Angela Hardiman founded her own consulting business, The Angela Hardiman Company, in 2012. Her business is geared towards helping small businesses and decision makers expand their network and build their services. Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Hardiman worked for over 15 years for the Leon County Chamber of Commerce. During the American Graduate Professional Lunch at Ghazvini, Ms. Hardima

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Bryan Desloge

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Bryan Desloge is a Leon County Commissioner for District 4. He is also president of Desloge Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment. He was recently named as the President of the Florida Association of Counties and will serve until 2014. Commissioner Desloge is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of Leon High School. He has four children.

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Quishartis Ferguson

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Quishartis is a student at Ghazvini Learning Center. She participated in the WFSU American Graduate Leadership project at the school from January – May 2012. The program was designed to re-engage students to stay in school, set goals for success and meet academic success.

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Louis Garcia Louis Garcia

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Louis Garcia is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend. He is passionate about helping young people lead healthy and productive lives. He is active in the Tallahassee community and is always on the lookout for a creative way to recruit mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Tiffany Harts

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Tiffany Harts works with at-risk teens every day. She knows how hard their struggles can be but feels it is important to expose teens to different experiences - especially various types of professions so they can connect the present to their future. She is a strong advocate for teens and knows that she is making a difference in the lives of the teens she works with.

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Jasmine

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Jasmine is a teen that decided pursuing her GED was the best way for her to prepare for her future. She is looking forward to attending Tallahassee Community College in the fall. She has overcome many obstacles to find her path and she encourages other teens not to give up.

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Whitney

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Whitney recently visited WFSU as part of a tour for teens to expose them to different career paths. She loved having the chance to be on camera, learning about what it takes to put together a television program. The hands-on experience that WFSU provided offered new career pathways that she never thought of before. Who knows, one day you may see Whitney on your local news channel.

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Terell Clark

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Terell Clark is a student and on the football team at Godby High School. Listen to his story.

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Bond Teacher - Michelle McGady

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Michelle McGady is a 1st grade teacher at Bond Elementary. She also teaches Super Why! camp to prepare children for kindergarten. She speaks about the camp in this story.

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Grady Jordan

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Listen to Grady Jordan speak about rebuilding family environments to discourage teens from being in gangs. He works at the Leon County Sheriff's office.

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