Venessa Kim Ceasar
By the time I was 11 years old, my parents were divorced. I was teen parent at the age of 12. Being that I knew that I was a smart kid, I realized my future was not as dim as it may have seemed to others. I knew that how and what I thought of myself was more important than how and what others thought of me. I remained on the honor roll and graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in 1982. In 1985, I got married. In 1986, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from UNC-Wilmington. In 1988, I become a widow. In 1990, I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UNC-Wilmington. I then moved to Georgia, purchased my first home and started my first business. God reminded me that “everything happens for a reason”. I then realized my purpose is to empower teen parents. The experiences and challenges that I endured occurred for me to be able to help young people. Then in 2015, I received my Masters Degree in Theology.