Rochester Young Leader To Be Recognized At Super Bowl
Dominique Jones has had a rough beginning with lot of moves but performing arts saved him. And now he is saving others through his artistic talents. A Rochester Community and Technical College graduate and counselor at the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester, Jones is being recognized as a Future Leader by U.S. Bank at the Super Bowl. He was nominated by the Boys & Girls Club. Here's what the recognition entails:
Future Leaders is part of U.S. Bank's Community Possible platform, which focuses the bank's giving and volunteerism efforts toward creating opportunities in Work, Home and Play. Boorman, Casey and Jones were selected for actively demonstrating the cognitive, social and emotional benefits of play, and making their community a better place as a result. The bank plans to expand the program to other markets, with similar ties to marquee events.
"We believe in the power of play, which brings joy, stimulates creativity and innovation, helps with problem-solving and builds relationships," said Reba Dominski, chief corporate social responsibility officer for U.S. Bank. "Congratulations to Contessa, Chris and Dominique. It is our privilege to shine the spotlight on these deserving young leaders as the world turns its attention to Minnesota."
Jones says that this honor is "surreal". He adds "I am hoping that being a part of this will offer the opportunity to let others see success as a part of their lives and they don't limit their own potential."
He was mentored by Debbie Fuehrer, an Instructor in Medicine and a Mind-Body Medicine Counselor at Mayo Clinic. She is an avid volunteer in the theater community. Fuehrer has known Jones since he was 16 years old. When she first met him, he was very shy and unaware of his extraordinary talents. She gave him a solo dance in his first musical and he hasn't looked back. He continues to expand his talents. He has been an assistant teacher for dances during the plays at John Marshall and Rochester Civic Theater. Recently he co-choreographed some dances at John Marshall.
Jones will get to experience not only being recognized all over the world but also sit in the stands for the Super Bowl in this once in a lifetime opportunity s. Congratulations, Dominique! You make Rochester proud!