I grew up in a neglected home with my four brothers, the youngest passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 2. I am a first generation student and taught myself how to do most of what I know. I have always been a driven student and continue to strive to do better. My parents decided that they did not want me to go to college. Therefore, they disowned me and I have been struggling trying to figure out my costs. I do have multiple scholarships but that still was not enough and still have to pay out of pocket. Since I am living out of state now. My goals are to be the best that I can. I have the drive to help others therefore I want to be a nurse. Others describe me as helpful and caring. I do a lot of volunteer work and wish to continue helping those in need. I plan to return to where I grew up and show them that there is more to life than the city of Chicago.
I'm pursuing degrees in education, because I can't think of a place where I could have a greater impact. The reason I'm in college for the degrees I am is because I had educators that were passionate about their subjects and were invested in my education. My teachers challenged me to work harder and think deeper, and insisted I be successful even when I felt I wasn't capable.
I saw through them that education is the most valuable tool we have for changing and inspiring youth.
I've begun teaching lessons as part of my university coursework, and I know that this is where I'm meant to be. I get excited to write lesson plans, answer questions, and interact with others as an educator. My parents are unable to contribute much towards my tuition, so a majority of the funds will have to come from elsewhere. I've sought out scholarships and various forms of aid, which have helped, but there's only so much I can do.
I'm raising money to help cover the various costs of attendance here at my university. This includes room and board, tuition, and student fees. 2500 would almost cover an entire semester, which would make a world of a difference to me.
I'm in love with the work I do, and I want to be able to do it every single day. Your contribution means I can continue moving towards becoming a teacher and pursuing what I love. I would be so grateful for any donation-- every bit counts.
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