I learned that in order to achieve at a high level you have to have confidence in yourself. It is hard, but you can do it, be patient and never give up. I learned that it’s okay to make mistakes because the more mistakes you make the better you become, because mistakes give you the desire to fix what you did wrong. I worked hard to improve my grades and I graduated from Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea in June of 2017.
This week I graduate from a certified nursing assistant and computer skills training program at Jewish Vocational Services in Boston. The training was a full day program, 40 hours a week. I finished this program because Phoenix taught time management skills, to ask for help when I need it and never to give up in anything that I do. Phoenix is a family to me, they gave me the personal support I needed to live—everything from a car seat to a winter jacket for me and my child.
In June, I will start at Bunker Hill taking classes to become a registered nurse. Graduating for me is so important because no one in my family ever went to school, not even kindergarten. I want my children to know that it does not matter who you are, where you came from, or who your parents are, don’t give up and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.