KILLEEN, Texas — We first introduced you to Brittney Johnson, the owner of Lillie's Institute of Phlebotomy and EKG in Killeen, in 2019 in our Central Texas Spotlight series. Johnson was introduced as the first black female owner of an allied healthcare facility in Killeen. She has made headlines once again after helping high school seniors start their careers in a major way.
Johnson awarded four graduating high school seniors who are interested in the medical field full-ride scholarships to her school, this past week. Johnson said that giving back to the next generation has always been important to her.
"What I was taught growing up was that when you see someone in need you help them as much as you can. I coupled that with my favorite quote from Dr. Maya Angelou, 'When you learn, teach. When you get, give,'" Johnson said.
Johnson said these students stood out because of their passion and hard work. She hopes they gain valuable skills from the program to help jump-start their futures.
"Most of the students attended the career center. But due to the pandemic that we are faced with today, the students classes were ended abruptly, so we wanted to provide a stepping stone into the healthcare field for the students," Johnson said.
Johnson hopes her actions inspire even more people to uplift the next generation too and she plans to help even more seniors next month. To learn more about her facility visit the Lillie's Institute of Phlebotomy/EKG website.
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