Please meet Jewell Eason, a Say Yes Buffalo scholar in her junior year at Niagara University, and one of thousands of young people helped by Say Yes Buffalo.
A graduate of City Honors School in 2017, Jewell is on the verge of starting a career in athletics communications and attributes much of her career prospects to the promise and support that Say Yes Buffalo has extended to her.
“Everything I’ve done and where I am today is because of Say Yes,” Jewell said. “Without Say Yes, I would not have been able to come to Niagara. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it. And if I wasn’t here, I don’t think I would have been able to find my passion for communications.” Jewell currently performs a communications work-study within the Niagara University Athletic Department.
Last summer, Say Yes Buffalo’s Internship and Career Pathways program connected Jewell to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. “I guess I did a good job—I’m still there because they continued my communications internship into the fall semester,” Jewell said. And it won’t end there, through her work at BNMC, she has multiple job offers ready for her when she graduates.
We’re thrilled to continue watching Jewell’s star rise.