It’s the end of October at Chatham Middle School and Jy’Mir is busy working on a project with his 8th grade AVID classmates. Looking back, it was a busy summer full of new experiences and exciting challenges, and finding his groove at school provides him the opportunity to share his new perspectives on travel and life with his peers.
Over the summer, Jy’Mir was busy building up his social capital by participating in number of activities with the support of CIS Chatham. From bicycle tours with Bikes and Barnyards and Carrboro’s Spoken Revolutions – Jy’Mir rode his bike 400+ miles including pit stops in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (his favorite spot because of his experience meeting ‘awesome people with some genuine southern hospitality’) – all the way to St. Louis. He also attended the Betsy Jeff Penn 4H summer camp for the third time at the end of July, in addition to fulfilling his duties as the treasurer for the youth chapter of the West Chatham NAACP. And if that wasn’t enough, he and his mentor Daryl F. spent hours hanging out together including getting their hair cut at a local Siler City barbershop. All of these experiences have made Quisha Fuller, Jy’Mir’s mother, proud and thankful – “Thank you (CISCC) for everything you do – I really am grateful and he is too.”
Jy’Mir accomplished a lot this summer and kept a busy schedule, but according to him, he wouldn’t have it any other way. He has made us all proud and thankful too. We are grateful to continue surrounding him with support, enabling him to succeed in school and in life!