Now, it seems that everything Janine does revolves around education. She is a facilitator at a Walmart Academy in Orlando, Florida, and she is inspiring others to pursue their educational dreams. She’s very eager to tell anyone who will listen how proud she is that her brother just graduated with a Master of Arts in divinity, and her sister is also pursuing a master’s degree.
She has another brother who started his college journey a couple weeks before she started Live Better U in October of 2018. They even got their first semester grades at the same time. That’s when Janine realized that her dreams were becoming reality: She was back in school and on track to graduate in 2020.
Janine’s just getting started, though. She has plans to pursue a master’s degree after finishing her bachelor’s program. And, she wants all Walmart associates to know that the opportunity is a special and rare benefit worth taking advantage of. Janine says that if her fellow associates are thinking of starting a degree at Live Better U for $1 a day, they shouldn’t wait.
“The time is now!” she urged.
Dustin: A 13-year School Break
When Dustin Clemons graduated high school, he already had college credits through a college preparatory program at his school. But like many young people, he decided that he just wanted a year-long break. That year quickly multiplied into 13.
He always wanted to go back to school, but like many working adults, Dustin’s main issues were time and money. If he were to go to an on-campus school, he’d have to cut down on work hours and probably withdraw from full-time status. Dropping to part time at work while paying for traditional tuition would be a double whammy to his finances.
That wasn’t really an option for Dustin. He has a 3-year-old son, and his wife is an assistant manager at a Walmart supercenter that’s an hour-and-a-half drive from their home in Highland, Illinois. Dustin’s family relies on him to be home to take care of his son largely because of his wife’s commute.