I am originally from Guatemala and I am attending community college. My goals is to become a professor either in Communications or English. When I was attending the Sequoia Adult School, I was taking ESL classes to improve my English. Upwards Scholars, a local non-profit, said that after I finish all the ESL classes, they could help me to transfer to a community college.
At the beginning, I didn’t believe that because I knew I could never afford it and I said, “That’s not happening.” But they helped me by paying for all my books. Also, they gave me a laptop which is very helpful and a food voucher for one meal a day. They also arranged for me to have a tutor who I meet with every week and she helps me with my homework. Education is essential for me so I have to accomplish what I came here to do and be the best student I can be.