Essay About Educational And Goals
Some days I missed school because she could not afford the bus fare to get me there.
I do not blame my mom: I understand that mental health, addiction, and unemployment are serious struggles that require support that she did not have at her time of need.
With understanding I look to strengthen the bonds I share with my family.
Yet, as I begin applications to postsecondary I realize that my dream of becoming a social worker may not be a financial reality.
I look around at my peers, many of whom have family that will support them through the transition to life after high school, however, I realize my journey does not involve this kind of support.
With appreciation I look back on the work that the foster system has done to provide me with a safe home to grow and learn.
I want to be a life advisor, a fearless women, and a life-saving person.I do not want to sound like social workers do not care, I understand that these are many issues within the system that prevent social workers from doing the job right.Because of my experiences, I hope to be the type of social worker that wants to be there; that takes the time to listen; that gets to know the children; and advocates for a system that will benefit everyone in the end.My mom was not able to provide me with the necessities of living, but this inspired me to create a better life for myself.My mom`s situation makes me want to work harder and never go down that route.With humility and hopefulness, I apply for the Dream Fund Bursary. I am currently in grade 12 attending Frank Hurt Secondary, an inner-city school in the Newton neighbourhood of Surrey, BC. In grade 8, I transitioned into Frank Hurt Secondary, the nearest high school.I have an Honour Role standing, and maintain active involvement in my school and community. Over the last five years at Frank Hurt, I have not only enjoyed school, but learned to take it seriously as an opportunity to enrich my future.This decision enables me to stay within a short distance from the school, and maintain proximity to family.I value both my time and family, and these considerations are central to my decision.In everything I do, I feel the need to push beyond my capabilities, to reach above and beyond. From Planning 10, I have realized that education is the path to a good life. I knew immediately that I wanted to pursue post secondary Education.Last year my passion for continuing education was further inspired by my experience in a concurrent studies course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey Campus.