Chaney Jackson lives in Eastern Kentucky and is the proud mother of twins.
“My twins make me want to be a better version of myself,” she says. “That’s how I was introduced to the New Opportunity School for Women.”
A co-worker had attended NOSW, and Chaney noticed a change in her. She walked with more confidence. “I told her I needed what she got!”
Chaney looked into NOSW, but decided she couldn’t leave her children for two weeks to attend the residential program. She put the idea aside. But the following year, she was still thinking about NOSW. She called her mother to talk it over, and her mom offered to watch the kids so she could attend. Chaney applied and was accepted to NOSW’s fall 2018 residential program.
“At the New Opportunity School I was able to fill my body with positive self-esteem, knowledge and skills to be a better woman and mother,” she says.
After the program, Chaney got a part-time job in addition to her full-time job, worked on her finances, went back to school to earn her associate’s degree and took her kids to Disney World. She’s now in her last semester of school and hopes to pursue a degree in nursing.
“NOSW installed an upgraded version of me, so I can help build a strong foundation in my children.”
NOSW awarded Chaney the 2021 Evan Frankel Award for a graduate who is pursuing higher education.