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shaneece

Location: san diego, United States

Member Since: October 2013

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During the time in my life that should have been filled with Saturday morning cartoons and Barbie dolls, I was picking up the pieces of an emotional disaster. When I was three years old my mother abandoned me for drugs and I never knew my father. I lived with my grandmother. At the age of nine I found her dead. From then on I lived the life of a runaway; in and out of group homes, selling my worth to make a living, violated too many times to count, and on top of it all, I live in poverty.

I am eighteen years of age, but I feel like I am three times that. I had to grow up quick, learning things about my body I didn’t know. As a kid, I had to learn what life has to offer for a kid with no guidance. At the age of nine I was having sex and didn’t even know what a period was. A child forced to do things just to eat and have a place to sleep. At a young age, one thing I did know was that education is important. I was an honor roll student. I saw my mom on drugs begging me for money to get her next hit. At the age of thirteen I went through a lifetime of trials and tribulations.

I want to major in psychology. I can’t help people if I don’t understand how the minds work. The good thing about me growing up in poverty is I will understand what is needed to make it better. Our future depends on these very kids. These juveniles that are getting locked up or the kids dying over gang violence. Our kids are doing and selling drugs. What does that say about our future? We’re in for a rude awakening. As long as I help one I will feel great. The only thing I want to get out of this is joy.

I love school; I want to help people especially at risk youth. Growing up in poverty is rough you don’t get the attention you need or the love and guidance. Going through this gave me strength to continue my education. Seeing my community and even the schools gives me more motivation. Growing up in a place like this you have a few options you can either join them or beat them. I plan to beat them with my education but I will never forget them, because of my education I will join them for a better cause.

I plan to major in psychology and walk across the stage an honor student. Scholarship or not I will succeed nothing will stop me. I might have minor setbacks but I am determine to help others. I am glad for the opportunity to learn whatever I can, even with the major I will continue in school I will go for my doctoral degree and still keep going. “Education is the key to success”.

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