Roxanne Thompson wanted to open her own small business and at first, thought she wanted it to be a coffee shop. She helped Jeremy Morris, Director of the Minority Mentor Protege Program at Richland Community College, teach a certified nurse assistant training class over the summer.
“I’ve had a passion for health care all my life,” she said.
During her first session with the Minority Mentor program, she realized a coffee shop was not at all what she wanted.
“It was like a revelation or something,” she said. “I thought, why am I opening a coffee shop? I have a father who has dementia, and we struggled to find good health care, people to come to the home, people to help me (take care of him). Why am I not doing that?”
Find out more about Roxanne’s journey and watch a video from Ice House Facilitator, Jeremy Morris below: