Mackenzie Benedict

Onondaga Community College LPP

What year did you graduate high school?

What is the name of the school you attended?
Norwich High School

What are you up to now?
Working and living my life

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
When I joined teens count when I was in 7th grade

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
Every year I went to the retreat, The institute at the main Morrisville college. And other over night trips and anytime in the LPP room at Norwich with my awesome advocate Jamie Foote❤️ Also help the class of 2021 fundraise to get hoodies with out last name on the back

Describe how Liberty partnerships shaped your life both in and out of classroom?
The way LPP shaped my life in and out of the classroom room was no matter what someone was always there for me. And able to make new and amazing friends from my school and kids from the other schools!!!

What are you most proud of?
Introducing my best friend(s) to LPP and able to help out the younger kids in the program then and now

What advice do you have for current students?
Never be afraid to talk to your advocate about anything or don’t be afraid to ask for help. And if you have any ideas to do in and out of the classroom don’t be afraid to ask. And if you can any trip ideas or do a fundraiser to buy LPP hoodies like the CLASS OF 2021 did. It was the best thing ever!!!❤️