Mar’keta Lassiter

Class of 2002, Mary Cox-Hughes Scholar

“An Achievable Dream took care of us with encouragement, summer tours of colleges, paying for testing, college applications, etc. An Achievable Dream teachers and counselors held us to certain high standards, but we knew they also cared about our well being, not just academics.”

Mar’keta Lassiter attended AAD summer tennis camp in 1993, and was a member of the first 4th grade class when the school opened at the former Dunbar-Erwin Elementary. After graduating from Heritage High School in 2002, she studied at Elizabeth City State University then transferred to Norfolk State University where she earned a BA degree in sociology. Although she held her “dream job” as a program manager with an in-home counseling service in Williamsburg, Lassiter felt called to return to school to study theology at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. She plans to use her interest in art, music and dance as a therapist in the future. Lassiter’s experiences and the people she’s met through An Achievable Dream have made a lasting impression on her life. Remembering the daily morning program she commented “when you recite those banners, you start to live them.”