I was raised in Chicago by a single mother of three who raised us to believe that our education was the path to success. As a first-generation college student attending North Park University I now understand the tremendous impact of her motivation and why she stressed this motto daily. Now I am a successful college student looking into bettering myself in every facet of my life because of her loving inspiration.
During my high school career, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a non-profit organization called “Girls in the Game” which promoted health, sports, and leadership for girls ages 6 through 18. I was privileged to be a part of this program for two years, which motivated me to pursue a degree in non-profit management. I want to make a difference and help make a positive change in people’s lives, so they can be successful too.
At times it is very difficult to receive help from family members since I’m the first to venture into higher education, but ANY has given me the help and guidance that I need to continue. I hope to be successful in my career path so that this will motivate and inspire other minorities to attend college as well. I am very proud to be a part of this program because I know that I am in the right hands and that the Mentor Coaches will provide the guidance that I need to graduate from college and be successful in my career.