Every Tuesday, the Jason Taylor Foundation dedicates the day to spotlighting one of our partners, volunteers, or celebrity friends that have supported our tireless efforts toward building a brighter future for the youth of the South Florida community.
This week we would like to spotlight Shatasia Small, a tenth grade student at Inlet Grove Community High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., for our #SpotlightTuesday segment.
Shatasia is a 2015 Jason Taylor Scholar recipient who, through the Foundation’s partnership with Take Stock in Children, has received a four-year, full tuition scholarship to college. She plans on attending law school after undergrad and eventually becoming an attorney. Currently, Shatasia is on the correct path seeing as she is enrolled in the law program at Inlet Grove.
Earlier this month, Shatasia volunteered for the Global Wealth Management JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 12 – Presented by Publix, selling raffle tickets and helping to raise funding and awareness for the Jason Taylor Foundation. This active and involved student is also a proud member of the marching band, drama club and will be joining the debate team next year. When she is not in school, Shatasia enjoys reading mystery books, practicing her instrument for band, and spending time with her family. When asked if she could invent something to make the world a better place, she replied, “I would create a way to end all suffering in the world.”
Shatasia describes herself as outgoing, humorous, and a diligent go-getter explaining, “Once I have my eyes set on something, I don’t stop until I get it.”
Teachers who have the pleasure of spending time with her would agree and recognize that Shatasia is a, “determined student that will surly succeed.”