Fletcher grew up in the slums of Skid Row, Los Angeles, reared by parents addicted to crack cocaine. Though Fletcher's
childhood was plagued with abuse, neglect, and homelessness, she transformed her pain into perseverance.
In June of 1995, Fletcher graduated with honors from Downtown Business Magnet High School, where she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. The military was an escape from poverty; however, it proved to have its own challenges of racism and sexism. Fletcher was sexually assaulted while serving in the Marine Corps, which inflicted traumatic and psychological wounds. After completing Officer Candidate School, and fulfilling 12 years of faithful service, Fletcher was retired in 2007.
Prior to being retired, Fletcher completed a Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing and Anthropology at the University of Arizona and a Master's of Arts in Education, Secondary Teacher Education at the University of Phoenix. She assumed teaching positions in Tucson, Arizona, but realized she wanted to impact the education community in an alternative way. Fletcher founded I Can Do All Things, Incorporated to break the chains of generational poverty through teaching Sustainability Education in financial readiness, public health awareness, and college preparedness.
Fletcher is an OpEd Fellow, and also a founding member of the Refugee Resource Center.
She serves as Support Staff under Agape Christian Church International, and she facilitates Poverty Alleviation Strategies and Housing Solutions here in the United States and abroad. She is also on the Advisory Board of English Language Learners for Adult ELLA in Tucson, Arizona.
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