My parents migrated to the United States from Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean. When I saw how hard my mom worked to provide for my family as a single mother, I dropped out of high school in an effort to help increase the household income. I soon realized how important education is and that dropping out of school was a mistake. Quickly changing my course, I got my GED and enrolled in college.
Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Mental Health and Human Services with a concentration in Domestic Violence Counseling. Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree, I plan to get my master’s degree in Social Work. I want to dedicate the rest of my life to helping others eventually starting my own non-profit in under privileged neighborhoods to help steer teenagers away peer pressure, violence, drugs and gang behavior.
Being in America Needs You is a blessing to me. It’s especially hard being a first-generation college student. I had no one in my life to insight me on the ins and outs of college. I believe this program will be an open door full of opportunities to launch me into my highest potential. I hope to learn every skill that I will need to be successful. Not only is the program informative, it is great to learn amongst peers who have similar circumstances and aspirations. I am excited for my future within the ANY Fellows Program.