Persistence Pays Off

Persistence Pays Off

By Marilyn Miller, M.Ed. Executive Director Da’Cipher 360°

 

 

 

Meet Devin Qushan Wofford. He is 17 years old and ready to embark on his life mission in the adult world.Devin is presently employed at the Chattanooga Bicentennial Library in Chattanooga, TN. He secured his position through the Chattanooga Ambassador Program. The Ambassador Program was launched Saturday, October 12, 2013, signing its first 25 youth who will learn leadership skills in the 48 week program.This initiative was put in place to give students more opportunities, programs and services to increase their chances for success in their adult lives.{{more}}Devin believed that he should be considered for CAP because of his plan to become an electrical engineer upon completion of college. He has a knack for creating, building and repairing objects. Devin looks forward to being able to provide for and support his own family with his chosen profession.Living with his mother, who has a chronic illness, has given Devin multiple opportunities to volunteer alongside her and her support groups. From those opportunities, he learned, “I am a Devin Woffordcompassionate person and I am good at catering to people’s needs,” said Devin.Some of Devin’s accomplishments are TN Scholar, National Achiever Society for 3 years, Digital Connections , two internships at the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, completed Springboard Entrepreneurship training and was awarded $500 to launch a business idea, which was Music Production. He is an artist and a writer, a community volunteer at the Salvation Army, the Community Kitchen, his church which is New Covenant Fellowship Church, Walk for Hearing, Diabetes Expo and he is a caregiver for his mom, who has a difficult illness.Upon his graduation, Devin plans to join the military and attend college at Alabama A&M.