College Admissions Essay: Community Involvement And Education

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Community involvement and education are important to me, and as I make my way in the world, I never forget about where I came from. I realized early in life that attending college would be my greatest opportunity to beat the odds for a young man coming up in this era of crime, drugs and violence. It’s a well-known fact; the African-American male incarceration rate is much higher than our college graduation rate, so the odds are against young men who look like me. This reality is what inspires me to do more to help African-Americans and specifically young people in my community.

I should be selected to be apart of the Walton- UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship since community education is so precious to me and I am constantly put effort towards improve it. I am a student that does not only persistently work hard academically, but also I constantly try to improve my own community's quality of life by doing volunteer work. Among the ways I’ve given back to the African-American community is serving as a volunteer youth counselor at “His Kid’s Children’s Center” during the
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This fellowship would give me the chance to exhibit my full potential. It has a great professional development program that I believe I would benefit tremendously from being a part of. I would also take advantages of the opportunity’s the program has to offer. Innovative learning is a very important topic that I have background in, as well as education trends. In other words, I would be able to share my ideas and perspectives in order to form a worthwhile dialogue, pushing us a step closer to tackling mainstream issues around education. After graduating from the program, I would proudly serve as an active alumni and continue contributing to the Walton- UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship by encouraging others to apply and sharing how the program has benefited
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