Published in Southwest Michigan's Second Wave Media
January 15, 2015
|Tinashe Chaponda (Photo by Susan Andress)|
Helping others should be fun, says Tinashe Chaponda. He started FOCUS Kalamazoo to prove it could be done.
Jeter’s Leaders,” Chaponda says. “Being a part of Jeter’s Leaders kept me from straying from my ideals during high school. Jeter's Leaders is a youth leadership, social change program named by the captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter. The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement, and social change activism among high school students. Reflecting on the Jeter’s Leaders program, I’ve realized how much it has changed me.”