Jasmine Grimes | Young Hero Award from Alabama Public Television
EDUCATION

Jasmine Grimes

Hazel Green High School

Hazel Green, Alabama

A senior at Hazel Green High School, Jasmine had a difficult childhood without the emotional or financial support of either parent. Her mother abandoned Jasmine and her brother during her father’s military service overseas, and the children went to live with their grandparents. At age 10, Jasmine and her brother were again placed in the custody of their mother and her new husband. Jasmine became the surrogate mother to two younger siblings. After many family difficulties, Jasmine’s custody was granted to the concerned parents of one of her friends, in whose home she remains today. Described by counselors as mature, caring, respectful and always open to suggestions, Jasmine has maintained excellent grades while participating in her school’s band and remaining active in her community’s Special Olympics and Toys for Tots programs.

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For Fiscal Years 2016-2020. These educational programs and services of Alabama Public Television made possible by the generous support of the following contributors:

Community Events & Engagement
  • Books-A-Million, Young Heroes
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama, Be My Neighbor Day/Young Heroes
  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
General Support
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, PBS KIDS EdCamp
  • Sybil Smith Foundation, PBS KIDS EdCamp
Workforce Development
  • CAWACO, Career Forward
  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward