"I'm thinking of starting a non-profit and calling it IMPOSSIBLE. That title actually contains 2 words: 'I'm' and 'Possible.' Though IMPOSSIBLE, I want to help those who are down-and-out, those who are just getting out of college, and anyone else who needs inspiration. Often people have the education and the potential to reach their goals, but they don't have the network or the resources. I want to help them make those connections. We are here to lift each other up. The people I meet everyday are the superstars of my life."
Clarissa Tye is the University of Memphis 2014-15 Parent of the Year, thanks to her son's award-winning essay on the person who most inspired him. Says Clarissa: "I always taught my children never to blend in, to think outside the box, to always do what's right, and that their good names should go before them to prepare the way. In turn, they are the ones who taught me how to deal with adversity and how to start again after my marriage ended."