Essay about Becoming A Single Teenage Parent

832 Words Sep 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Growing up in a time where the middle class is disappearing can be tough, this is even tougher when you are the child of a single teenage parent. From a young age, I watched my mother struggle while working a full time job and attending college as a full time student. Watching her struggle forced me to grow up and take responsibility for my younger siblings. Even as an elementary student, I was focused on my education and making a life for myself, so that I would not have to endure the torture that my mother endured throughout her teen and twenties. Leaning on my teachers for help and guidance in school helped me get to the finish line. Nothing was more important to me than making it to college.
Seeing my mother struggle to pay bills while furthering her education and getting her bachelor’s degree while raising my sibling and I definitely impacted me. I knew that I never wanted to be in that predicament, so I was going to have to work hard in school to make it to the top of my class. I did not care where I went to college, as long as they were offering me enough money in scholarships to pay off most of my tuition and keep me out of debt. To obtain these scholarships I knew that I was going to have to do a phenomenal job in high school. I grew up in a fairly small school district called Godfrey Lee Public School located right outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was pretty rough growing up in this schooling system because the middle school and high school were…

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