This week we want to highlight Shaquana, our second-year CCA here at High School of the Future. Shaquana is from North Philadelphia and attended Mariana Pracetti Academy Charter School. Her favorite subjects in high school were History and English. Shaquana was regularly involved in sports and clubs throughout her time at Mariana Pracetti Academy Charter School. She played basketball and participated in student government. After graduating from high school, Shaquana attended Temple University where she studied education, human development, and community engagement. On campus, she was involved in the National Honor Society.
Shaquana really enjoys working with the students at Future and spends her days attending classes to support them with their academic needs as well as helping them prepare for their lives upon graduation from Future. Shaquana explains that mentoring youth in West Philly is extremely rewarding and she really enjoys giving back to the community. When asked what students she enjoys working with the most she replied, “All of my students are awesome, they really know how to make me laugh”.
As we mentioned before, Shaquana is serving her second year as a Promise Corps CCA. She decided to come back to work with the new senior class that she worked with as juniors. She wanted to be able to work through the challenges and rewards of senior year with them, and to see them graduate. After this year, Shaquana wants to stay in the education field and impact even more students.
When she is not at work, Shaquana enjoys watching Netflix, online shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Shaquana is an amazing CCA; she is able to connect with the students and encourage them to do their work. She has been working hard to help them prepare for their future after Future! Thanks for all of your hard work, Shaquana!