My name is Angelica Yvonne Granger. I have been a mentor with Towers of Excellence for 4 years. I am currently mentoring 6th grade and HS student.
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I here for? By Rick Warren
Believe That You Can: It’s time to make it happen by Jentezen Franklin
Divorce Your Debt: A Spiritual Journey from S.E.L.F Debt to Deliverance by Terrence & Marlene Trimuel
Gospel Music is favorite genre both contemporary and traditional.
It’s inspirational and uplifting.
The Best Man
Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor
Purple and Red
Plain hotdogs are my favorite!!!!!!! Better than steak.
Where did you go to college?
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL, Bachelor of Science in Education, Cum Laude and Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL, M.A in Curriculum and Education, Magna Cum Laude
How long have you been in the field of education?
I have been working with children for 19 years. Yes, 19 years! I was a Senior assistant at a daycare. However, I have been a certified teacher for 9 years.
My role model is my Uncle Terrence Trimuel. It’s his integrity, authenticity and humility that I admire the most and his willingness to serve.
What are your favorite activities outside of school?
My family is my world. I enjoy any and all activities with them, which includes bowling, traveling, laughing, playing dominoes and having thought provoking, life changing conversations.
Why is being a mentor important to you?
My purpose on Earth is to serve. Mentoring provides the opportunity to serve others and assist in leading them in the right direction. I had a great mentor and it made a major impact in my life. I not only mentor with Towers of Excellence, but also with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
What are the favorite things you have experienced as a TOEF mentor?
I enjoy all our trips because it provides an opportunity to have engaging nonacademic conversations. Additionally, I enjoy watching my mentees develop into independent thinkers, which leads to making positive decisions.
How has being a mentor changed your life?
Being a mentor creates more moments of reflection. Am I being the change that I wish to see within my mentees? It creates more room for improvement and patience for my mentees as they are developing as well.