The Central City YMCA Teen Achievers program came full circle for Alisha Tuning, 19, of Joliet, who belonged to the college-preparation and support program for two years.
Now a student at Tennessee State University working on a double major in nursing and psychology, Tuning played mentor to 30 Joliet Township High School Teen Achiever students during their three-day, seven-college tour March 26-30.
“It’s important to be around positive people who can say to young people, ‘There is life beyond Joliet,’” Tuning said. “You can go somewhere and be somebody. You don’t have to let circumstances keep you down.”