Meet our 2020 Live Your Dream Award recipients this year.
Teshaka McFadden,our 3rd place awardee, is a single mom of a 2 year old son. She is a full-time student at Mesa Community College pursuing an Associate's degree in Nursing. Her anticipated graduation date is June 2024. Teshaka's ultimate goal is to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Nursing and to become a Registered Nurse. For the past 2 years, Teshaka has faced homelessness. Yet, she has been able to maintain a positive attitude and stay focused on her studies. She is working on creating a better life for herself and her son.
Stephany Poe, our 2nd place awardee, is a single mom of 3 girls ages 12, 11 and 8. She works full-time while working towards her Bachelor's degree in Technical Management at Devry University. Her anticipated graduation date is July 2020. Stephany's goal is to obtain an Executive Leadership position in development of global business. Stephany has also faced homelessness. Her focus is reaching her educational goals, as well as helping others as a volunteer, helping women identify and remove barriers to wellness in their lives.
Sirrene Ayyad, our 1st place winner, is a single mom of a 6 year old son. She is a full-time student and manages her own cleaning business. She is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in Biology at Arizona State University. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2021. Sirrene's ultimate goal is to become a Dentist. She also serves as a peer mentor and tutor helping others achieve their goals.