Yasmin Young Salutes Teonie Jackson as WNY’s Hardest Working Woman
Every Wednesday Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover and The People's Station will select WNY's Hardest Working Woman to feature here on WBLK.com and receive a prize! Meet our current winner, Teonie Jackson!
Nominate yourself to win a $50 gift card to Fracassi Lashes located in the Walden Galleria on the lower level near Macys. Call 706-LASH.
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Teonie works full-time in the City of Buffalo's engineering garage, as well as weekends as a stationary engineer. She is the only female at both locations! She is also going to school full-time as a psychology major at Buffalo State. But even with being that busy, Teonie says, "I dedicate as much of my remaining time and energy to being a support to my oldest nephew (after the recent loss of his mother). I encourage and help him to meet work, school and life goals." Teonie is also a new mom! We see you Teonie! You're hard work has not gone unnoticed! You are AMAZING!!
Alexcia was nominated by an anonymous person who says, "Alexcia Harrod is a tireless mother of two wife of 1 and a hard working Director of Social Services at Elderwood. She also is the Executive staff member of Outreach at Bethesda World Harvest International Church. She works to provides families of the independent elderly find a place warm welcoming place for their active love ones. She is so compassionate and driven to make sure that they are taken care of, followed up on and happy. She volunteers tirelessly with the churches outreach and missions department and still has enough energy to love and support her family.
We are so proud of her!!" We love the fact that you spend your time and energy giving back Alexcia! Keep representing the hard working women right here in WNY!
Destinee is a a 26-year-old single mother to an amazing 7-year-old! She works 3 jobs Monday-Friday. Destinee is a bus driver, PCA, and Sterile Processing Technician at Roswell. And she just recently graduated from NCCC! Destinee says, "I'm trying to show my daughter that no matter what obstacles are thrown at you, you can overcome them! Hard work pays off! Me and my daughter just moved into our first home! I'm so excited about all my latest accomplishments!" We are excited for you too Destinee! Congrats and keep showing your baby girl what a hard-working woman really is!
At 24 years old, Jasmine is a full-time graduate student at Canisius College studying to receive her Masters in Special Education. She also teaches pre-k and works a second job, as well as interns in a Buffalo Public School once a week!! Jas says, "I believe I am WNY's Hard Working Woman of the Week because with EVERYTHING I do day to day, I maintain a 4.0 GPA, and I NEVER give up! I strive to teach the young adults that I work with to be all they can be to succeed, and this is truly my mission in teaching!!" Congrats Jasmine on a job well done and keep striving to make a difference with the youth!
Sarah works at one of Buffalo's busiest public schools as a typist in the main office, helping make sure things run smoothly for the staff and especially our youth. She is mom to one beautiful daughter. Sarah not only has a full-time job, she also is a makeup artist/face-painting job Sarah says, "I am a Buffalo native with 100% love for my city!"
Michelle is the mother of 3 wonderful boys and works everyday to make sure they're good! She is a driver for Head Start, a substitute teacher her my sons' school and a RHA, working with people with disabilities. Michelle says, "I love to see the smile on people face when I'm able to help!" And, if that's not enough, she also makes baskets Creativebetterbaskets@yahoo.com! And that, is why we salute Michelle!
Simone is leading a fashion movement in Buffalo. She has been featured in Huffington Post, The Public and had a 15 page spread in the Buffalo Black Book magazine. She is also the owner of an online vintage boutique with her best friend, and a freelance fashion stylist. Simone says, "I am in school full time studying fashion merchandising. We had four pop up shops this year at 4 different boutiques in Buffalo as well and we just had an award winning filmmaker from Poland travel here just to work with us!" Keep being fashion forward Simone and representing the hard working women here in WNY!
Sarah is a 23-year-old mother of two children, ages 2-years-old and 3-years-old, Jaleel and Jaliyah. Sarah is a full-time Medical Assistant at a pediatric doctor's office in Niagara Falls. As if that wasn't enough, she's also a full-time student, who is 8-months away from graduating with her associates degree in medical management. Sarah says, "As a mother of two toddlers it becomes so hard to remain focused and continue to be someone my babies look up to and be proud of! As a mother and a Black woman, that's my main goal." It might be difficult, but it's worth it Sarah, and that's why we salute you as WNY's Hardest Working Woman!
Gina works as a substitute teacher and a youth counselor at a transitional home for homeless youth. She is also a grad student at Canisius College working towards her school counseling degree. Keep pushing Gina! We salute you for all your hard work!!
Brianna Milon is a Buffalo native and full-time student at the College at Brockport, taking 18 credits this semester. She is a Journalism and Broadcasting student. Bri says, "I DJ for the Brockport station, 89.1 The Point where I am also the Programming Director.I also have two other jobs. I am Secretary of the college's Society of -Professional Journalists chapter. I've done all this while maintaining a spot on the Dean's List every semester, except one, since I've been in college." Shouts out you Bri! Keep up the great work!!