In Memory of Adejimi "Jimi" Shopade

WorldTeach mourns the loss of Costa Rica alum Adejimi "Jimi" Shopade and sends our deepest condolences to his friends and family. 

Jimi graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor's degree in Government and Florida International University with a graduate certificate in National Security Studies before traveling to Costa Rica as a WorldTeach volunteer in 2009. During his time in Costa Rica, he taught English to elementary school students in a rural village and was very special to his host family and community. 

Upon returning from Costa Rica, Jimi continued working with youth in his home town of Miami, FL. He joined the non-profit organization Educate Tomorrow and worked to build a mentoring program for Miami youth. Jimi had a passion for giving back to his community as well as a love of travelling and experiencing different cultures, and he will be missed.

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