Hello, my name is Cyril Jefferson. I am a Junior History major in my first year at High Point University as a transfer student; I have aspirations of becoming a high school U.S. history teacher and long term hopes for becoming a high school administrator. I am originally from High Point, NC and this semester (Spring 2014) will be my first chance to work as a Bonner Student Leader on campus and in the community. I have the wonderful assignment of working at Macedonia Family Resource Center in the Learning Together Family Literacy Program. My responsibilities include working as a tutor to elementary school children whose mothers are learning English, and finding ways to make this bi-weekly after school program most effective and fun for all participants involved. My experiences in working with elementary, middle, and high school students have prepared me well for this opportunity.
I have tutored with 21st Century Learning Center at Montlieu Elementary school as a senior in high school, and presently I still tutor middle and high school students on my own time as freelance work. I am a mentor to dozens of students at several schools in High Point through an initiative sponsored and created by the Communities in Schools program here in High Point, I mentor with KinGap Services of North Carolina, and I have worked as a mentor coordinator for I AM NOW, Inc. Mentoring Group. I teach the Marching Percussion section of the Red Raider Marching Band at T. Wingate Andrews High School, and as a minister at my church, I work heavily with our youth department through outreach, awareness, mentorship, and academic advancement. I am honored to be able to partake in such a legacy that has been set out by the Bonner Foundation, and I am very much excited to see what will become of the work we do together!