How Education Has Changed/Impacted My life! #WaveforChange

Hey All,

How has education impacted or changed your life? It’s the question I was asked today and I will proudly say that it has changed my life tremendously since I was the first person in my family to really graduate every school I ever went to with honors. I’m not trying to toot my own horn or say I’m the smartest person in the world, because I’m really not. I simply worked extremely hard to get good grades in order to make my Mom proud. She worked so hard to send me to private schools all through out kindergarten all the way to High School. Yep, I went to a private Catholic school. So graduating was a huge accomplishment for me in my family, since most of my cousins didn’t do so well in school.

I was determined to be the first in my family to go to college and graduate. I wanted to be 1st amongst my cousins and other family members and immediate family my age, to go to a good college. I actually ended up being the only one to ever graduate college in my family, so it was very important for me to accomplish Graduating. I graduated from NYU to be exact! My entire family for all sides came of to see me graduate. Well as many came as I could get tickets for. My Mom was sitting so proudly in the audience and my family cheered me on through the entire graduation. They were so proud of me. I felt amazing that day. They made banners and posters to hold up during the graduation. It was a truly loud Hispanic family that day. Knowing that I made my family that proud of me by graduating from such a prestigious school was very important to me as well.

I’m very grateful for the opportunities that my education had given me and my family. I would not be able to support my family now or have obtained any jobs I wanted if it wasn’t for the education and knowledge I received. has given me so that I can succeed. I can only do my best to give that kind of education to my family now.

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