My Dreams: The Path To A Better Future

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Dreams are something everyone has. My dreams motivate me to get out of bed every morning to go out into the world and do my very best. I thought about playing in the NBA, or maybe becoming the president of the United States one day. Although I still dream big, I also approach my future with much more thought and care now. I’m 18 years old and I’m in the final stages of my high school career. In just a couple of months, I’ll be a part of the first generation of my family to go to college. The obvious answer for what I want to do right now is to succeed in college. My parents, who have always stressed the importance of graduating high school and college, have imparted on me the belief that education is the path to a better future. Due to circumstances, …show more content…
I began to struggle as soon as my classes started. The academic and environmental difference between Nobles and my old school was too much for me to handle. Another difference, however, is the amount of support that I have received at Nobles since the beginning. Although I have worked hard and persevered, I know that I did not get to where I am today by myself. My achievements would not have been possible without the support of my family, teachers, community and so many other generous people along the way. Therefore, I want to pay their kindness forward and give back to the community. Because the aspect of education is so important to me, throughout high school, I have tutored kids from the Greater Boston area in the Ohrenberger, and the Riverdale school and Cook’s After School Program to develop their academic abilities. Moreover, the last few summers, I worked at Kwong Kow Chinese School and Square Roots, both of which are local camps aimed at expanding the academic skills of children. The kids at these after-school and summer programs remind me so much of myself. They are young and eager to learn and it was a great pleasure to help them do so. The little things I was able to provide them, such as extra help or just a person to talk to, makes learning much more accessible and enjoyable. This is one of the reasons why Nobles is such a special place, because it provides us the opportunities to inspire “leadership for the public good.” I was even able to have an eye-opening experience visiting South Africa on a school-organized community service trip during spring break of my junior year. We visited a village named Kurland to help paint houses for the elderly. While we were in Cape Town, we took a 30 minute drive to a village called Khayelitsha everyday to visit an organization called Grassroots Soccer. We promoted awareness about HIV/ AIDS with the help of professional women soccer

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