In 2013, Martinique (Marti) Jamison entered the out-of-school time field with an immediate passion for her work. The experience was beyond gratifying, as she realized the impact she could have by building relationships with and being a positive role model for the youth she served.
Her desire to learn and continue growing her role in youth development led Marti to begin taking classes outlined for her through the Prime Time’s Credit Pathway at Palm Beach State College. In only a year’s time, she completed her Youth Development College Credit Certificate. She then continued her educational journey by completing her Associate Degree in Human Services-Youth Development in 2022. Marti’s commitment to her goals led to her graduating with cum laude honors.
Martinique credits Prime Time’s scholarships as the reason she was not only able to stay in the field, but grow in it, as she was able to pursue her educational goals without the added burden of financial obligations.
“I am forever grateful to be given the chance to pursue my career in afterschool and the diploma at the end makes this journey much more worth it.” – Martinique Jamison, Assistant Director, Waters Edge Elementary Afterschool Program
After already accomplishing so much, in such a brief period, you may be asking yourself, “What’s next for Marti?” The answer should not be surprising: with the benefits of increased knowledge, higher pay and better qualifications, Marti knew she had to pursue her Bachelor’s in Supervision and Management at Palm Beach State College next.
She credits the lessons she has learned along the way, her desire to continue learning and her passion for youth development as the reasons why she has been able to move up in the afterschool field. Marti currently serves as the Assistant Director at Waters Edge Elementary Afterschool Program, a position she knew she was prepared to excel at thanks to Prime Time scholarships and Palm Beach State College.
Prime Time offers career advising that is designed to provide professional guidance and empower practitioners to develop meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal and professional goals. It is an ongoing partnership with practitioners to help them recognize and pursue their passions and to challenge them to set realistic academic and professional goals to ensure their personal success.
Are you interested in learning more about professional development and scholarship opportunities through Prime Time? Prime Time’s career advisor can travel to your site to introduce Prime Time’s professional development system, including the non-credit and credit pathways and the scholarship process. Contact us to schedule a presentation at your convenience!