Volunteer Work and Organizations

Rogersville Heritage Association | Rogersville, Tennessee

Youth Leadership Program Member | August 2011 - May 2015

The Heritage Lites Leadership Program is a service organization for high school students that strives to build character and leadership qualities in young people by emphasizing volunteer service, integrity, and pride of accomplishment. 

Service Projects include volunteer assistance for Heritage Days, East Tennessee Young Bluegrass Musicians Contest, Cherokee Lake Clean-up, and Trunk or Treat. Leadership programs include team building activities, diversity training, and etiquette classes.

Reading Is Fundamental | Greenville, South Carolina

Volunteer | January 2016 - Present

As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution we receive to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed. RIF believes every child deserves an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential. Literacy opens doors and enables every child the chance to live their own journey.

The Fight For 5 | Rogersville, Tennessee

Volunteer, Spokesperson, & Coordinator | May 2016 - Present

In honor of my brother J.T., the social movement #FightFor5 began, which spawned a website, long-term local media headline maker, and became a source of inspiration and overcoming adversity. Many events are hosted to share his story, raise awareness, and raise money to find a cure for paralysis. 

I managed the official website in the early stages and set up the domain. Yearly events are hosted such as the Fight For 5 Golf Tournament at McDonald Hills Golf Course and the Fight For 5K Run and Walk, both hosted in Rogersville, Tennessee, where I serve as a hostess and a volunteer. Proceeds for these events go to the South-Atlantic Spinal Cord Injury Fund. 

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation | Greenville, South Carolina

Fundraising Volunteer | October 2016 - Present

In May 2016, my brother, J.T. Brooks, was paralyzed from the chest down in a high school football scrimmage. After his accident, The Reeve Foundation stepped in and assisted our family and provided amazing support. 

Their main goals are to assists paraplegics adjust to their injury and lead as normal of a life as possible, speak out and for the community, spread awareness of this injury, and fund stem cell and other types of research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

In October 2016, I raised money on behalf of Reeve Foundation in honor of my brother for a homecoming event at Furman University called "HAVOC" sponsored by the Student Activities Board on campus. I slept in a tent in November, wore a costume all week and did not change out of it to fit the theme (I dressed as Sandy from "Spongebob Squarepants" for the theme Nickelodeons), could not shower, could not enter my dorm room, and raise money all day long for a whole week, all while living my everyday life and going to class. 

To learn more about my brother's story, go to 

AGAPI Behavioral Consultants | Greenville, South Carolina

Event Volunteer | October 2016 - Present

An ABA provider committed to providing high-quality therapeutic services for children with autism in their homes and communities, Agapi was founded on the principle that children with autism can reach their maximum potential through strategically designed therapeutic interventions.

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