Changing the lLives of the Youth

Scholarship Entrant: Loren from Norfolk, Virginia
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.
Vote for Loren: 5

I would be a high school counselor because of the many opportunities I would have to impact someone’s life for the better. In high school I had to overcome the death of my mother and because of my counselor, I was able to find good in all the tragedy that surrounded me and use the hurt and pain I felt as a driving force to make something of myself. My life was changed because of my counselor and I can only hope to do the same so that the students I see will be able to go on in life and achieve all that they wish to. To make this dream a reality, I would get a degree in education and minor in psychology while working in an after school program and volunteering for counselors during the school day. During my time with these counselors I would ensure that I became well rounded by observing and helping students who are finding difficulty in many differing areas such as issues at home, in the classroom, and/or general internal issues. At this point I believe that I will be fully prepared to take on my duties as a high school counselor. Although many might not see a high school counselor as an occupation that could change the world, in my opinion I think that changing the lives of individual can have extensive long term rewards by the good these people will do once they have been impacted by just one meaningful person.

Vote for Loren: 5

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