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JP Moms Have a Common Goal: A Better Life

JP Las Vegas mom Alexis Brennan describes the tight community of her college campus and the support she feels from Jeremiah Program.

Alexis Brennan is one of the first JP Las Vegas moms, and during the campus’s 2023 Voices Rising, she shared her story. You can read and watch her story here.

My name’s Alexis. I have one child, a daughter, and I am enrolling in Nevada State College. It’s really a tight community. The feeling you get of family and being with each other is unexplainable — and the support you get from it, on top of having the experience knowing that we’re all working towards a common goal, which is just a better life for ourselves.

Honestly, it has opened me up to new environments, and that’s the one thing that I really love about it. It opens you up to new experiences, new knowledge, just new everything, and that’s the way we grow. Growth is very important, so I’m very thankful for that part of the experience.

We’re all working towards a common goal, which is just a better life for ourselves.

We have a common misconception that the only way we can really get love and support is from the people that are supposed to, which is family, our mother, our fathers, our people we’re closely related to. But sometimes it’s the people that we’re not related to that will show us the most love and the most support, and I don’t want her [my daughter] to ever forget that because that’s the way she’s going to view people and I want her to have that positive view of people.

I’m excited for JP to go where JP isn’t. I want everyone to be able to get this experience if that’s what they’re looking for. If they need a support system, if they’re looking for also a way to educate themselves and have a future financially, or whatever that goal may be, it’s all tied into JP, and I can’t wait for JP to bring it everywhere.

This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

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