It is with great pride and gratitude that I write to share my decision to “retire” from JUST TRYAN IT. I have been fortunate to spend my professional career in two fields that empower and serve families and children, teaching and JUST TRYAN IT. I could never have imagined being at this place 10 years ago, leading an organization in multiple states supporting thousands of families and raising millions of dollars. The work has been meaningful and rewarding, and my passion for this cause is unwavering.
As JUST TRYAN IT has grown, so has the role of leading it. From a place of strength, JTI is well-situated to continue to empower young people to make a difference in their communities, and continue to expand the network of families served. Fully cognizant of my inability to freeze time, I am now choosing to be more present with my own family and children in these few years before they leave home. I leave with tremendous confidence in our future as an organization and even more gratitude for these past 10 years.
JTI has been the perfect outlet for my passion for logistics and event planning, community building, empowering youth, and mission-driven living. That said, the people I have met over these past 10 years have truly fueled me. Because of all of you, this work felt like a collaborative, meaningful venture. Together we have pushed one another to find our best selves and in doing so, created magic.
I will remain forever a supporter and volunteer with JUST TRYAN IT. I look forward to seeing how JTI grows and flourishes in the next 10 years and to meeting the next group of dedicated volunteers, inspired children, and supported families.
With devotion and gratitude,
Founder and Executive Director