For the last four years, Jantwan Twiggs has served as a peer leader at Perry Wellness Center. His encouragement of other peers and staff and his volunteer efforts have motivated those around him to give more to others.
“Jantwan has been a leader as a young man and an example for others,” says Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry. “His smile makes you want to ask him to help. He does all he can to make others feel welcome and needed in this world.”
The 23-year-old peer leader was born and raised in nearby Plains, Georgia, but relocated to Americus last year because of his busy schedule. He explains, “It seems that I had so much going on with my attendance at Perry Wellness Center and my job at Phoebe-Sumter Hospital, I had to move.”
In a few days, Jantwan’s schedule will undergo major changes. He will be leaving Perry Wellness Center to attend South Georgia Technical College, where he hopes to obtain his EMT license.
“My work at the hospital has reminded me how much I like to help others,” he notes. “We all need to be aware of the needs of others, and my future as an EMT will allow me to help others and save lives. I am excited!”
Congratulations to Jantwan for preparing to meet another life goal!
In the photo above, Jantwan Twiggs helps ready the lunch serving line in the Perry Wellness Center cafeteria.