“As a first-generation college student, society has given us the social pressure of having to be successful at everything we do to show our worth. We pride ourselves in attaining the dreams and goals our parents set out for us to achieve. Our parents give us the building blocks to succeed, but it is up to us whether or not we want to be successful.”
Transitioning from high school to college is an important milestone in a young person’s life. It is also a stressful time where important decisions like how much a student will take out in student loans, what college campus feels right to them, and what career path will lead them to their idea of success, are decided upon.
Because of the guidance and support you help provide, Cristal Marte is currently enrolled at Rhode Island College, where she is a Nursing major who will be graduating in the fall of 2019! Like most first-generation students, Cristal didn’t know much about the college admissions process, but knew the importance of pursuing higher education, not only for herself, but for her family’s future.
“The conference was a great opportunity for me to enhance my knowledge on the stories and perspectives of black people and people of color. As well as network with people who have the same interests as me and can help me in the future.” – Markeem R., E-Cubed ’19
Markeem is a senior at E-Cubed Academy who’s interests lie in areas like Computer Science, African-American Studies, Political Science and Film/Photography! Recently, with support of his College Visions advisor, he was able to volunteer at The Data for Black Lives conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology! Read about his experience below:
[Read more…] about Students on the move with Markeem Vee Rodrigues
Johanny currently attends Rhode Island College and is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Behavioral Neuroscience. She chose this major because she, “became fascinated by the idea that there was so much to learn about ourselves, how we think, interact, and can heal others.”
Because you support College Visions students, Johanny got to college, discovered her passion, and became a McNair Scholar! Your financial investment in College Visions helps Johanny achieve her goals, and that creates a more equitable future for us all!
Please take a moment to read her interview below and realized the difference your support makes!