Danielle Marshall, who is currently a resident in Lexington, KY, is native of Lake City, FL, where she was raised by her mother, in a single parent household. Danielle also resided in Cedar Park for a portion of her life, a neighborhood in Lake City that was not conducive to seeing young people emerge and succeed. Danielle used many of her life stories to bring a powerful message that our students could take with them after their time at job corps.
At a young age, Ms. Marshall excelled greatly in athletics and was awarded the title of High School State Champion in both Basketball and Track & Field, then gained notoriety by being nationally ranked in the top 20 for Long Jump. But like most, Danielle has faced many challenges in her life, the most difficult was picking up and moving to another state and the passing of her mother during her high school senior year. Danielle told the students that despite all challenges, she would not be defeated. She went on to graduate from Blue Valley North High in Overland Park, Kansas, where she was also awarded multiple scholarships. She is a graduate of Hutchinson Community College, Valdosta State University, and Baker University.
Danielle has dedicated the last 12 years of her career helping better the lives of youth and young adults. Her work experiences include, but not limited to, Child Advocacy, Youth Development, Athletics and Ministry. Danielle is also employed by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Her hobbies include watching sports, traveling and writing. Her mission is to empower, educate and exemplify; therefore, turning trials to triumph.
Muhlenberg Job Corps would like to thank Danielle Marshall for giving us her time and sharing her stories with the 2019 Summer Graduation class.