Color-Brave Community Educator
Terrace Davis is a senior at UW Oshkosh majoring in Human Service Leadership, said: “My studies center on Fit Oshkosh’s Mission to help people, which ties into my goal and purpose in life to help others.”
One of the programs that he believes fits his goals of people helping each other is the Kids and Cops Basketball game that Fit sponsors each year. (Watch for details about the fourth annual Kids and Cops Basketball Game!)
“I think the Kids and Cops game is a great idea,” Terrace said. “It helps create opportunities for both police officers and young people to get to know each other better. It is a chance to see people as people, and to feel comfortable enough to ask questions about each other. In doing so we are all more informed about each other.”
“I believe that the work of Fit Oshkosh is valuable to the community,” he said. “There are race problems in Oshkosh and Fit is trying to address that and helping find solution through education. That’s why I wanted to be a part of it.”
Terrace will graduate in December 2019 and plans to attend graduate school in the social work area. He hopes to return to his home town, Champaign, Ill., to fulfill his dream to open a landscaping business to employ and educate at risk youth.
Youth Mentor/ Prevention Specialist
Baleigh Tolksdorf is a student at UW Oshkosh pursuing her Human Services Leadership degree, she is projected to graduate in December of 2018. This will be Baleigh’s third internship in the time she has been enrolled in the Human Services Leadership program at UWO, and has previously worked with The Lighted School House at Emmeline Cook Elementary, and Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services Inc.
She decided to work for Fit Oshkosh after hearing about the organization from a classmate and close friend. Baleigh states, “Fit Oshkosh’s vision is something I am passionate about, and I strive to make a difference using my privileges and drive for working hard.” She has always found passion in helping others, and believes her work at Fit Oshkosh could truly make an impact within the community.