Schanna founded the Why Not Me, Inc. Campaign to empower students with self-esteem and motivation to become successful adults.
Through a summer camp, she teaches students how to get and keep a job and other important life skills. She also runs a basketball camp for girls. Schanna also set up 2nd Saturdays mentoring sessions that are held at rotating public library locations. She encourages both students and parents to attend to get equipped with the tools necessary to uncovering and developing their natural gifts and abilities.
Schanna feels that volunteering helps the students feel more confident and informed about their community – and it makes them feel really good to serve. They have volunteered at nursing homes, animal shelters, libraries and a museum.
Schanna’s energy and enthusiasm for mentoring young people is making a big difference in their lives. Schanna is receiving the Mentoring Hand in Hand Award at Celebrate!GOOD, April 19.