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"Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." William A, Ward JaMarcus Coats, 2023 Intern from Ben C Rain High School

2023 Intern Spotlight – Jamarcus Coats

We are delighted to introduce JaMarcus Coats, a driven and compassionate young individual who is making a difference as an intern at the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA). Hailing from Ben C Rain High School, JaMarcus has set his sights on becoming an engineer, and his internship at UWSWA has provided him with a unique opportunity to contribute to the community while gaining valuable professional experience.

For JaMarcus, this internship at UWSWA holds immense significance as it has allowed him to work in an office-like environment and understand the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. He has been exposed to various aspects of UWSWA’s operations, witnessing firsthand how the organization positively impacts the community through its programs and initiatives. This experience has not only honed his skills but has also deepened his understanding of the importance of giving back and making a lasting difference.

JaMarcus’s commitment to making a difference extends beyond his internship. He has previous experience volunteering with an organization called Home Field Advantage, where he dedicated his time to training, mentoring, and nourishing children. Through this organization, JaMarcus helped foster the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of young individuals, emphasizing the importance of holistic development. His volunteer work exemplifies his compassionate nature and desire to positively influence the lives of others.

While pursuing his academic goals, JaMarcus remains actively engaged in sports. When he’s not in class or doing schoolwork, you can find him pouring his energy into football or baseball practice. His dedication to athletics demonstrates his discipline, teamwork, and perseverance – qualities that will undoubtedly contribute to his success both on and off the field.

Outside of his professional and athletic pursuits, JaMarcus cherishes a beloved family tradition: the annual trip to Florida. This special time spent with loved ones underscores the importance of family bonds and creating lasting memories, which undoubtedly shape his values and motivations.

JaMarcus Coats is an exceptional intern at the United Way of Southwest Alabama, and we are incredibly proud to have him as part of our team. With his dedication to community service, his ambition to become an engineer, and his passion for athletics, JaMarcus is poised to make a profound impact on the world around him. We are grateful for his contributions and look forward to witnessing his continued growth and success.

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“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” William A. Ward