Just wanted to send a special shout out to all my college students as you make it through finals. Hang in there, you’re almost done! Today some of my students brought out their guitars and gave some of our residents extra encouragement on campus with fun songs. Loved it!
I just returned from screening the film “First Generation”. If you haven’t heard about this awesome film you’ve got to check it out and make sure you see it when it comes to your city.
The film follows four potential first generation college students from their junior to senior year of high school. While viewing the film, I laughed, cried, shook my head in disbelief, and cheered. With so many emotions falling upon me, I began to have this strong sense of action running through my veins.
For so long, I’ve said I want to serve others. I want to make a difference and be a part of helping our world to be better and do better. Tonight I was reassured that I’m exactly where I need to be and that’s in the world of education. Seeing these students struggle with questions that others who have college graduates for parents take for granted convicted me. It convicted me to stay the course of where I am in giving back to my community, sharing my story with others, and encouraging them to do the same.
I’m often asked why I spend so much time giving advice on twitter, speaking to at risk youth, and sharing research with educators voluntarily. Its because of the four stories in this film that I do what I do. Better yet, it because of the four LIVES in this film that I do what I do.
I want to encourage anyone reading this post that we all have a purpose and being able to live it out is a reward in itself. If there is anything that I can do to help you with your college education, do not hesitate to let me know.
For more information about the film and their screening dates, check out their website at www.firstgenerationfilm.com
It’s an Amazing journey. Take time to enjoy it!
To whomever is reading this, whether I know you or not, whether you follow me or I follow you, or both or neither:
Whichever college you commit to — large, small, public, private, obscure, ivy, in a large city, in a small suburb — I hope that you are and will be happy. I really, really do.
Pretty Awesome Post!
5:00 comes. I decide to wait twenty minutes before checking, to avoid server problems.
Then, I get home and see a cardinal and gold folder.
Second, University of Southern California.
On the way to dinner I log into my UC account.
Third, University of California - Berkeley.
Triple Congratulations To You!!!!
There’s a saying: “Math will get you into college. Reading and writing will keep you there.”
What are you doing to build these three important skills as you prepare for a higher education?