2014-15 Midwest Youth of the Year
Raised by a single parent, Jasmnika took a leadership role in her household at a young age. When she was in 10th grade, she saved her money and purchased a car so she could take her younger brother to school in the morning while their mother went to work. Jasmnika’s commitment to greatness extends to her academic pursuits. She was voted senior class president and salutatorian, and was the first member of her family to attend college.
As a way to rally against teen violence and bullying, Jasmnika organized a student-led peace rally and peace walk at Benton Harbor High School.