Children are Our Future: Lessons for Juvenile Offenders

Scholarship Entrant: Jessica from St. George, Utah
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I am a criminal justice major with plans on going to graduate school and I get asked what I plan to do with my major all the time. My response is always “I want to change the world.” I plan on working in juvenile justice. I want to change the way society sees juvenile offenders. I am in school because I was given the opportunity at a better future and I want to encourage other young people to chase their dreams, too. I want to tell youth offenders that I understand what it’s like to be told that you aren’t good enough, but that you have to look at adversity as a challenge that you accept and conquer with grace. We can all fall victim to circumstance, or we can rise above and become better. I believe in today’s youth and I plan on changing the way they see themselves, and the way the world sees them. Whitney Houston said in a simple song lyric “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.” Whitney was right and I plan to remind people of that.

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