JordanThompson Americorps VISTA Event Coordinator & Fund Development Specialist
Jordan Thompson (pronouns he/him), is an LA native and Prescott newcomer. His BA is from the University of Redlands in Public Policy & Educational Justice – He found his way to Arizona through AmeriCorps, a national service organization. He spent a lot of time working with teens in the San Bernardino County Juvenile Detention Center helping encourage literacy skills, emotional learning, and peer empowerment. While he learned a lot in the classroom, the most impactful learning always happened while working with teens, peer to peer, or in the field. Being exposed to so many different, caring, unique, important, and bright youth is why he choose to pursue a career in education. A poem that inspires him is “The Rose That Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur. In his free time he enjoy backpacking, reading modernist literature, rock climbing, and cooking with friends.