Jason Thomas- Executive Director
Jason is the Executive Director at 3 Seeds Mentoring Group. He is the oldest of three children and also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the 100 Black Men of Chicago.He has an affinity for young people and through his life’s work has learned that without purpose or direction young people will continue to be stuck in survival mode willing to do anything for the pursuit of monetary gain. He believes that we all have a responsibility as educated professionals to give back in whatever capacity we are blessed with, be it time, treasure, or talent.
He is the immediate past Director of the TRiO Talent Search program at Prairie State College where he worked for the past 5 years with 500+ first generation /low income students from 11 schools in the Chicago Heights community. As the executive director of 3 Seeds Mentoring Group he has shifted his focus to work with additional communities here in the south suburbs with a another TRiO talent search program that will
begin in the fall of 2016 at Hillcrest High School.
Kristie Nieman – Outreach Specialist
Kristie is an Outreach Specialist at 3 Seeds Mentoring Group where she recruits, mentors and assists in guiding students through high school while encouraging them to attend and complete postsecondary education. While overcoming enormous obstacles and financial hardships, Kristie completed her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Governors State University in 2013. Immediately upon graduation, she was offered a graduate assistantship that would help to pay for her master’s degree in Communication and Training, which she received May 2016, also from Governors State University.
Kristie believes that every obstacle and life experience, no matter how challenging, serves a much greater purpose than what we usually see. “My life is not my own,” she always says, because she knows every test will become a testimony intended to inspire someone else to “keep going”. Kristie has a heart of service and a passion for enlisting change.