Family Lifeline is happy to announce our 2017 Leedom Scholarship recipients:

  • Antiniqua Bradby is a Superstar Mom. She is extremely motivated to improve her life and the life of her 1 year-old son, Jojo. Antiniqua went from being homeless to living in a furnished house, she enrolled her son in a full-time daycare, and enrolled herself in a transfer degree program. Her long-term goal is getting a Bachelor’s degree and then a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Bradby is also currently working on getting her DCJS (unarmed security officer) card, and plans to work part-time as a security guard while in school. Attending classes has done wonders for Antiniqua‘s self-esteem. She loves going to school so much. This is always the first thing she mentions when anyone visit her these days. She will humbly brag about how well she is doing in school, how her teachers love her, how quickly she is learning, and how eager she is to take on even more courses next semester. She reports that  she wants to leave a legacy for her son so when he is older he will see how hard she worked to get to where she is and hopefully he will try that much harder to get to where he wants to go in life.
  • Shanique Johnson (shown above) started working with Family Lifeline in August 2016 and quickly demonstrated success as a high-quality care provider. She has proven reliable in providing the care she has been scheduled to give, usually finding opportunities to go above and beyond. Shanique was quickly identified as a mentor and served to help train new care providers in the values-approach of our Home Care program. Shanique has always had a strong desire to continue in her career path as a helping professional, deciding after 4 years of work experience to enroll with Bryant and Stratton College to obtain her Associates Degree in Human and Social Services. Shanique views this is as the first step needed to obtain her long-term goal of becoming a child/family social worker. Shanique has always enjoyed working with older adults and persons with disabilities, but is even more drawn to the work with the family with whom that older adult belongs. Shanique believes that in order to provide the best possible care to families she needs to learn all she can to help provide them with the best care

Established by Family Lifeline Board Member Bill Leedom, this scholarship awards select clients and staff with funding to continue their higher education pursuits. Funded by the Leedom family and close friends in honor of Bill’s father Richard, Bill believes that education truly has the power to make a difference in he lives of families and to set examples for generations to follow. Recipients were publicly acknowledged at Family Lifeline’s Spring Give event earlier this month.