Lyjya Miles

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

I’m currently in the Police Academy with the Madison Police Department as a Madison Police Officer.

HOW DID RUBIN FOR KIDS HELP YOU ACHIEVE THAT?

RFK helped me by providing me with a scholarship to MATC that helped me transfer credits to Concordia University where I’m obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  Also, they’ve encouraged me and have been a positive influence over the past 11 years. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE DREAMS AND GOALS?

My passion in life is providing support and guidance for youth. I want to become a neighborhood officer so I can work in one on one settings with children and communities that could use a positive role model who understands their struggles.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I enjoy playing with the kids in the neighborhood (water balloon fights, movies, etc.) I also enjoy spending time with my family, relaxing and watching movies.

HOW WOULD YOUR LIFE HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IF RUBIN FOR KIDS WERE NEVER PART OF IT?

The college scholarship allowed me to focus my initial college career instead of focusing on the financial aspect of schooling. This allowed for me to spend more time studying and thinking of how to achieve my career goals.


Jainaba Joof

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

Currently, I'm working part time at the North side Willy Street Coop. 

HOW DID RUBIN FOR KIDS HELP YOU ACHIEVE THAT?

Working at Willy Street Coop is not something I want to do for the rest of my life. I have a dream, and my dream is to become an accountant someday which RfK (Rubin for Kids) is helping in pursing my dream by giving me a scholarship to Madison College. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE DREAMS AND GOALS?

Being an accountant has always been my aspiration which I think is because I love working with numbers.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching movies and having a good time. I also enjoy doing volunteering services and helping children work on their homework. 

HOW WOULD YOUR LIFE HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IF RUBIN FOR KIDS WERE NEVER PART OF IT?

 Rubin for Kids made me worry less about financial issues and focus more on my studies by providing me with a scholarship. This allowed me spent more time achieving my career goal because Rubin for Kids got my back. Thank you Rubin for Kids.