At 14, Jamesha Williams was faced with a difficult situation: she became pregnant.
"I had a wonderful support system in my mother, grandmother, and aunts. They wanted to help me succeed and pursue my education."
Starting her freshman year of high school, Williams began attending the Margaret Hudson Program (MHP), working toward a high school diploma, completing courses on parenting and receiving the support she needed as a teenage mother.
Williams continued at MHP for a year-and-a-half and then transferred to Booker T. Washington High School to complete her high school diploma. She went on to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing, now working at the Occupational Health Clinic for the City of Tulsa.
She is grateful for the support she received from her family and MHP. Now, in a position to support others, she volunteers on the MHP Board of Directors.
Whether mentoring an individual student or speaking to a group at MHP, Williams continues to be involved in the community, always remembering those who helped her when she needed it most.