I was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 3rd
I moved to St. Louis in 2002 and stayed in a couple different areas in North St. Louis.
Growing up in lower class neighborhoods, my mom kept me involved in sports and other extracurricular activities. When I was not in school, I spent my time doing various activities, including but limited to, being a Girl Scout for 11+ yrs., basketball , track & field and cheer-leading.
I graduated high school early in 2012 at the age of 17 and went on to further my education at Missouri college to become a medical assistant in 2013.
My favorite color is pink.
I love to dream but I know dreams are only goals without plans. I think of myself as the type of person who looks for knowledge, reason, truth freedom, destiny and justice. I want to make the plan to turn my dream into a goal. I can be the change I want to see in my community, and by getting the information out and getting the people involved, my dream will become my reality.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.– Henry Ford
I dream of owning properties around the north St. Louis area, and one day being able to open a whole food market and a few other businesses in the community.
I heard about the project and told myself to just go see what the it was all about. I didn’t know in the beginning how great of a program I was actually going to get to be part of. The Sweet Potato Project is an amazing program. Not only is it giving urban youth a way to make money and stay out of trouble, its teaching lifelong skills that we didn’t learn in school. I’m glad to be a part of such a great project and I can only imagine the things this project will do for the community and our futures.–Edie Adams