aspiring

Financial deficit.

Unfortunately  we can’t all afford college. I remember the day when I found out that I could not afford to go to my first choice school despite the fact that I did everything in my power to get accepted. Im not the only one who cannot afford going away to college. Many hard working students are left to settle with secondary schools, but I believe it all happens for a reason. I had dreams of graduating from a top private university (Chapman), but I am glad where I am at now.  Continue reading

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All in the head

Like many aspiring college student’s there are plenty of doubts that linger in our heads. I could recall a time where I truly couldn’t see myself on a college campus let alone being able to thrive once I arrive. Everyday of high school I carried the doubt, fear, and uncertainty with me. Although I couldn’t see myself at a college campus, I made a decision in my head to work hard and let fate take care of the rest.  Continue reading

A new task

Like myself and many other aspiring college students there is hope. Many college students and those who are the first of their families to attend college have a new way to help. When I am back home in San Diego, I visit not only elementary schools but all schools. It is important to talk to aspiring college students to let them know that college is not something scary and it is a possibility to attend no matter what financial background someone has. While I was in elementary school and most of middle school, college seemed too far way from my grasp. Coming from a community of mostly Latinos, not too many high school latinos would end up in college after high school. Continue reading