I dropped out of school because I felt devalued by the educational system.
MissionSAFE staff saw my potential. They introduced me to the technology manager at the Timothy Smith Computer Center, and from that point on I knew that y life was going to change for the better. The one-on-one counseling and dynamic, hands-on learning environment helped me regain my “thrust for knowledge.” I enrolled in the GED Program at the Dimock Center and passed after only three months. I also participated in the MIT Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (YAA) after-school program. Now I am a YAA Fellow and facilitate their program at the Tobin/Mission Hill community Center. Every time I get in the classroom, I remember how I felt as a participant, so m constantly trying to incorporate “cool fun facts” into the session to keep my class interested and engaged. I’m very grateful for the caring adults who taught me technology, team work, and personal development skills.
Currently, I’m a business major at Bunker Hill Community College. Eventually, I plan to earn an MBA with the long term goal of becoming a CEO of a bank. Because people cared about me, I’m in a position to give back. I have come full circle.
Tobin/Mission Hill Community Center