We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeannette Eason-Fields and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeannette, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
One of my favorite quotes is from the lyrics of a song,
” Either you’re with me, or against me, or you’re in my way”.
I apply these words to everything I do. It reminds me that not everyone will support your dreams but as long as you believe and know that with God all things are possible, there’s no stopping you.
There will always be people that support you and there will always be people that doubt you; Learn to recognize the difference and Keep Grinding’.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
JTK history started with a group of ladies( Tonia Slaton, Karmika Triplett and Stacy Johnson and myself) that had the desire to make a change that we knew would directly impact our youth’s future. We’ve all worked in the financial aid arena with more than 30 years experience. We’ve had the opportunity to help people plan their future through the college experience and what we realized is there were so many missed opportunities when it come to business ownership and allowing our children to manifest their dreams to business ownership. We decided why not create our youth an opportunity to develop their ideas to become their own business owners. They deserve the same opportunities to be taught financial independent which in turns offers them a better way of life and that is how we begin the journey to JTK Youth Empowerment. The goal is to offer youth a place regardless of their financial status, a place where they are afforded the opportunity to develop their dreams to business ownership. Our program is design to work with the mental and physical of believing in yourself to watching your ideas come to life. At the end of the program each recipient earns the funding to register his business with the state and become a license business owner. We believe that we are responsible for our children and we’re taking back our rightful place in our community as Moms and leaders.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
In the last year, in light of the pandemic I have really learned to enjoy the simpler side of life. If I had a friend in town for the week. The first day would be more detailed with catching up so: I would begin with an early daybreak morning where we would stop by this small, quaint diner called Granny’s to catch the early sunrise and talk over a nice cup of coffee. Afterwards, we would take a long drive to this little lake right outside the city, called West point where would just enjoy the entire day fishing and enjoying a picnic and some good conversation about things that we had not been about to discuss because of our busy lives.
At the end of the day we’d get dressed up and hit the town. There’s
this place in the city, called Ponce City market Rooftop where you can enjoy the rooftop activities and a glass of wine. That is what I would consider a great day.
The remainder of the week would be antique and flee market shopping and site seeing from the world of coke to the MLK Center. We would eat at some of Atlanta’s historical site like Paschals soul food, the Varsity and Sylvia’s restaurant in the city.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to Shoutout my son, Jeffrey Mayfield and my daughter, Kalya Eades who both taught me that everyone will travel their own journey in life and everyone has a life story. .Just remember, It’s not the journey that makes the difference, its how you tell your story…. Never allow anyone else tell your story, they may leave out the good parts.
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