My Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity

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Throughout my life I have been fortunate enough to receive both public and private education, shaping me into the student I am today. Although these two types of education have had their negatives and positives on me, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Since fifth grade I have attended several pre-college programs through the University of Wisconsin system and have been fortunate enough to meet great people, who eventually became my mentors. I most recently completed an internship through UW-Madison’s PEOPLE (Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) program, where I worked at a summer camp with elementary school kids for five weeks. This program among others, helped me prepare for the academic rigor of college in some shape or form.
This meant that when the time for college and scholarship applications came, I wasn't completely clueless. I had a much better idea of what I wanted and wasn't afraid to advocate for myself; I got help from my teachers, my pre-college mentors and even current college students.
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as a child and am currently under former president Obama’s executive action, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) which allows me to obtain legal work and a driver’s license within the U.S. for a span of two years. This action not only gave me confidence in my future but it aso gave me hope; hope that things will get better and that progress was being made for students like me, because after years of being told and encouraged to go to college, why is it then that if higher education is portrayed as a necessity, it is priced as a
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