Premeditated Greatness

Scholarship Entrant: Tierra from Dumfries, VA
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 Tierra: 2

Gary, Indiana, a poverty stricken city full of crime, beauty, and the cries of souls. Many may not have heard of this beautiful city and those who may have often refer to it as the town where Michael Jackson was born, but for me and many of my peers, elders, and our younger society to come, it’s a town full of aspirations, full of broken thunder, and full of our broken youth. If I could earn a living doing what I loved most I would earn that living as a successful not-for-profit business owner of a city-wide youth center. When many hear this dream they often think of the different organizations already planted throughout the city, however many of those organizations struggle to engage our young teens to aspire greatness through education, motivation, mentoring, the proper guidance, and confidence. I wouldn’t just except one half of the city like many other organizations do, instead I would invite the entire city not only as a way to show our city that we can come together, but as way to build social skills and break the generations of broken homes where children aren’t sure what’s right or wrong or how to express their emotions, but would instead rather express themselves through a desperate, violent fight. I would give back to my community not only monetarily but emotionally, which speaks louder than a check or voices. Our children need more individuals that are really there to listen instead of just “baby-sitting” them.

Vote for Tierra: 2

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