Monique Turner is a retention speaker who specializes in bridging the relationship gap with everyone involved with that one student. Monique grew up facing trauma before she was 5yrs old. Her life experiences have equipped her with things you can’t learn in a textbook, but it’s information our youth need to address the social and emotional barriers they face in schools, communities, and online. Monique’s authentic approach to reaching students has allowed her to Keynote Staff Development Days and School Assemblies. She’s also the Co-Founder of Family Purpose, a nonprofit established in 2013 serving youth to be resilient at unlocking their gift and walking in their greatness.
Meet Tiffany Turner, the inspiring co-founder and executive director of Family Purpose, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for students on their high school journey. With over a decade of experience in working with students, Tiffany has a 20+ certifications around social emotional learning, which allows her to provide valuable guidance to students facing challenges.
Tiffany's passion for students is evident in the creation of the AAA Program, which has helped students overcome financial barriers and difficult living situations. Under her leadership, students in the program have been awarded over $250,000 in scholarships, received 300 college acceptance letters, and submitted 2,000 FASFA applications for financial aid.
Ms. Tiffany is a beacon of hope for students who had no hope before. She provides unwavering support and encouragement, empowering students to reach their full potential.
Kanika Jenkins is the Education Director at Family Purpose. Kanika has been teaching for 14 years. In that time she has created classes, developed curriculum and initiated programs - all with the objective of providing underprivileged youth an opportunity to find academic success and have experiences that would, otherwise, not be offered to them. She has a reputation for being able to establish a quick, yet genuine, rapport with her students. her commitment to the youth of her community and her passion for inspiring change are unparalleled.
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