Genesee Community College Liberty Partnerships Program Alumni
When did you graduate high school, and which high school did you attend?
I graduated in 2013. I attended Albion High School until my Senior Year. My senior year I moved to California and graduated from Coleville HS.
What are you up to now?
I work as a Recovery Advocate at Phoenix House for teenagers suffering from drug abuse in Dallas, Texas.
How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
My friend was involved in the program and invited me and I just stayed.
What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
We went to the Buffalo Museum and Science Center and saw an exhibit on Crime Scene Investigation. The college tours of Corning Community College and Monroe Community College helped me to see a life outside of high school.
Describe how Liberty Partnerships shaped your life both in and out of the classroom.
It helped me to keep my focus in the classroom and get my homework done on time because I hated homework. Outside the classroom, it helped with time management.
What are you most proud of?
Getting my dream job working with teenagers who have drug and alcohol substance abuse issues. I’m enrolling at Dallas Community College for spring classes to get my Counseling Degree in Substance Abuse to further my career.
What advice do you have for current students?
Don’t let high school be your whole life. Spread your wings and fly. Once you graduate, those people who dislike you or even hang out with will vanish as you grow as a person. Hang in there. Just remember, nothing is impossible if you have the mindset of I’m possible.