Personal Narrative: My Growing Up In Newark, New Jersey

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Even though Newark has a bad name with negative stereotypes it’s my home. In Newark, New Jersey I was born, went to school, made friends, and learned a lot. I was born to huge family where I grew up in the known most dangerous town in Newark, New Community. This same town is where my family grew up as well. The neighborhood was so bad my mother never allowed me to play outside. Luckily I had sisters and cousins to play with. Fortunately I’m a two way stream kind of person, so I saw the good out of it. I learned from it and made the best out of it. Growing up in Newark you see alot and depending on what you want out of life you learned to be better. Luckily for me, I have a family that saw what I saw, but worse which taught me even more. I …show more content…
I went to a brand new high school where my class was the first graduating class. The school was very close knit and small. We shared a building with two other high schools, then by our second year we only shared it with one other school. People’s Prep, my high school, is a college readiness school so we did a lot of prep classes and their mission was to get us to and through the college of our choice. And it worked. There I was able to be myself and open up. While there I gained high honor roll and gold attendance from almost every quarter of the entire four years there. I was rewarded for student intern being the first intern there and opening doors for other students. Also i created GSA Club (Gay Straight Alliance). I created this group so that students of the LGBTQ community would be more comfortable in the school. The school itself was a safe place for me, but the best part about the group was being around people you can relate too. Throughout my high school career with these accomplishments i was able to think ahead about where I was going and what I wanted to …show more content…
I always wanted to go to Rutgers so it has always been in my head. Here at I Rutgers I plan to get my degree in psychology and my teaching certificate. In order to do that I must stay focused as well as enjoy my college experience here and be involved. With that I should be able to teach a class of high school students about the world we live in with depth of real history with Afrikana curriculum. While teaching I want to continue furthering my education and going back to school. I personally feel like there is no such thing as being finished with school unless school just isn’t for you. But for me, in quoting Albert Einstein, “ Education is not learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Meaning education to me is more than “knowing” something but being able to think and speaking about it by, in some way, connecting what you learn for yourself and the things around you. So with my hopes and dreams I plan to embed the importance of knowledge and educating yourself as well as being educated in the heads of young people and helping them find their path to success like myself which will gradually help the world we live

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