Jasmine L. King
Director, School & Youth Services
Jasmine L. King a compassionate, dedicated educator has always had a passion for empowering youth. Receiving a degree from Wright State University in Early Childhood and Psychology this pursuit opened up great opportunities to work with urban youth in both Dayton and Cleveland. Becoming a part of the Residence Life Staff during her undergrad experience helped gain an appreciation for Higher Education as a possible career path.
Given the opportunity to become a Hall Director for a specialized program of young mothers at Baldwin Wallace College only helped prepare her for her next role as an educator. At this same time Jasmine pursued her graduate studies at The University of Akron adding to her leadership experience and passion.
After completing a Masters of Art in Child & Family Development with 2 additional teaching licenses, Jasmine went on to teach Family & Consumer Sciences in the Warrensville City School District for 10 years. Classes of instruction included Parenting (GRADS), Child Development, Family Living, Teen Topics, Career Search & Financial Literacy. A passion for Ms. King has always been to encourage students to extend their participation in school by getting involved outside the classroom. This stemmed from Jasmine’s experiences at Collinwood High School as President of Student Council & The Diversity Club, as well as membership in their local chapter of Future Educators of America (FEA). All of these lead her to become a Student Council Advisor while teaching at Warrensville.
Through all of these experiences an interest in diversity always lied at the center of each opportunity. Jasmine is very honored to now hold the role of Director of School & Youth Programming for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. This partnership with DCNEO began as her High School Diversity Club participated in events and later during her time at Warrensville she received DCNEOs Outstanding Educator Award. The partnership continues and her passion for her daughter and all the students she works with to impress on them that the power of knowledge should help lead one to step up for social justice and to use knowledge as a catalyst for change in this ever so controversial world. This understanding of the importance of the role DCNEO plays in educating the community at large one student, one workshop at a time, continues to drive the work that she does and as we can see all around us this passion and fight is still needed today.