MEET JASMINE Twitty, a 25-year-old woman is making history by becoming the youngest judge in the history of Easley, South Carolina.
Jasmine, a graduate of the College of Charleston, has long been recognised for her dedication to developing young people into professionals. Now, she is solidifying her place in American history by taking her place on the bench.
Among her many accomplishments, Twitty is also the treasurer of the Urban League of the Upstate.
Jasmine told AmySmartGirls.com the biggest sacrifice to getting to this point was personal time.
“Most people work 9-5 [and] most people my age would prefer to have weekends off. I have not worked a 9-5 since I graduated from college!”
She added: “I told myself ‘keep perfecting your craft, continue to do what you do. Do well at your job, and even if it’s not necessarily a judgeship that comes out of it, something great will come out of it as long as you remain intentional’.”
Jasmine worked “every weekend” and admits “there were weeks when I literally had to map out times when I could get rest”.
The oldest of three, she admits she has always felt pressure to set a good example.
“It wasn’t my parents saying ‘You’re the oldest, you have to do this and you have to do that,’ I just naturally always felt like I had to not only do right for myself, but I feel like if I have to set a good example for anyone in this world.”
Her advice to young people wanting to exceed?
“Be intentional. Intentional is one of my favourite words. Because if you’re not intentional, you cant expect things just to happen. You have to go make them happen.”