Life-Changing Story
Jaylon Joyner

Jaylon Joyner, MacArthur High School Class of 2013, received the Jeff Black Family Scholarship

Scholarship/Grant Received: Jeff Black Family Scholarship

Jaylon Joyner graduated from MacArthur High School in 2013, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 2017 from Illinois State University. He will receive a Master's Degree in Sports, Fitness, and Recreational Leadership in June 2020 from DePaul University.

He is an active member of the community through being involved in his local church, All Nations Worship Assembly, where he serves on the youth team. He also volunteers with the organization Clever Characters where he creates SEL curriculums for teachers to use in their classrooms. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

"If it was not for receiving this scholarship my senior year of high school, I would have been extremely discouraged to attend ISU. I really did not know how I would pay for my first year of school. When I found out that I was chosen for this, I could not believe it. It was a true blessing. God knew exactly what I needed, when I needed it. This scholarship alleviated a financial burden that I could not lift on my own. Because of the success God allowed me to achieve my freshman year of college, I was able to find jobs and scholarships that would help pay for the majority of my education. Thank you so much for allowing me to pursue my education and accomplish things I never thought I would accomplish."

Where Are They Now?

Health & Wellness Teacher and Athletic Trainer at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep on the West Side of Chicago

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