AAD Class of 2018 alum and 2020 Tennis Ball Keynote Speaker Jada Lewis sat down with us and told us a little bit more about her days at An Achievable Dream and what she’s been up to since graduating.
Q. What were some of your
most memorable experiences at
An Achievable Dream?
A. My journey at An Achievable Dream was great. I love the teachers and staff because they really cared about us being successful. I don’t believe for one second that I would be the same accomplished person I am today if I went to a different school. My most memorable experience at AAD was becoming class president. It was an honor to lead my graduating class and be able to put together fundraisers and activities for us to have an amazing experience in our last year at AAD.
Q. What are some of the ways AAD
has impacted your life?
A. AAD has impacted my life by being there for me more than I would have ever expected. When I was in school I never went without the help I needed to excel in my classes and, even after graduating, the support is still there. They constantly check on me throughout the semester to see how it is going and if I need anything.
Q. What was one of the most important things you learned during your time at AAD?
A. One of the most important things I learned at AAD was that you would have to work hard for anything you want to do or be in life. They pushed me to be my best self and to never settle for average. To this day, I have the same mentality to put my best foot forward in anything I face.
Q. Tell us about your life now!
What are you most proud of?
What do you hope to accomplish in the future?
A. I am currently a third-year student at Virginia Commonwealth University and I am working full-time at Casey Auto Group. I am proud of all my accomplishments since graduating, but my favorite accomplishment was being inducted into the National Honor
Society of Collegiate Scholars. In the future, I will become an entrepreneur and build businesses focused around some of my passions, including baking and financial awareness for youth.
Q. How has AAD been instrumental in empowering you to achieve?
A. AAD has been a major support system, along with my family. They are always there for encouragement and guidance in difficult situations. I never hesitate to come to the staff at AAD if I ever need help.