SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month
Jordan W. is a 19 year old college freshman attending McNeese State University in Louisiana on a Division I basketball scholarship. Jordan began playing basketball during his sophomore year in high school. Basketball has given him a goal to strive for and a more positive way of reaching his potential. While in high school, Jordan had the privilege of training with NBA players. The training was harder than he thought but now he knows that he can get through anything.
Jordan spent 5 years in the foster care system in Texas and Oregon but had many positive people in his life that helped him focus and reach the goals he set for himself. His biggest supporter was his basketball coach. The support of his coach inspired Jordan to want to become a coach himself. In addition to playing in the NBA and coaching kids in sports, Jordan also wants to mentor children in foster care. He knows that he could not have reached his goals alone so he wants to use his life to show youth in care that they can also make it if they try.