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Read Jasmine’s article on career growth featured in Sass Magazine’s 2020 Resiliency Issue.

Jasmine was featured alongside other mental health and emotional wellness experts, including doctors, psychologists, therapists and counselors. Check out her #1 mental health tip for coping with a crisis.

Jasmine Williams and her family have a different kind of tradition. Every Christmas, they show their appreciation and gratitude to service workers. And each year, they learn a little more about grace.

“Every year, the night before Christmas Eve, my family picks a restaurant and goes out to dinner. No matter how good or bad our service is, we give our server a 100 percent tip,” says Williams.

This is a story all about how Jasmine’s life got flipped turned upside down, but seriously. She was your average college student until right after she turned 18.  that’s when her life got a little crazy. 

She was barely going through the motions and struggling through most of my darkest days with a smile, half-assing it.

Now, she’s speaking up to share the ugly truths about her journey through it all, and helping others draw their own roadmaps to happiness.

High Point University students that go above and beyond to make a difference in their community were recognized at the Honors Day Awards ceremony today.

This year, the four students receiving the top university awards are leaders in multiple organizations around campus as well as philanthropic organizations in the community.

High Point University senior Jasmine Williams received the honor of “Big of the Year” at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont Gala on Jan. 30.

The journalism major from Maryland, has volunteered as a mentor and “Big Sister” since 2012. She’s also held several fundraisers for the organization, including raising more than $1,000 during the Bowl-for-Kids-Sake event to help match more children in need of mentors.

Her heartache started two months after she arrived at High Point University. She was watching her favorite football team, the New York Giants, on TV when her mother called from the courtyard outside her residence hall.

Williams knew the visit was odd. But when she stepped outside and saw her mom’s face, she knew something was terribly wrong.

Her mother told her that her brother Tehran died from an asthma attack. Immediately, Williams went numb.

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