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What are you doing to better yourself at this very moment? Take a minute and think about that. Now, write it down. Look at what you just wrote. Are you satisfied with the answer? Are you content with what you are doing right now? If you are the kudos to you and keep up the good work. If not, then only  you can change it.

 

You can’t spend your life thinking that you deserve a handout or sympathy. You have to get up and start striving towards your goals. What do you want to accomplish this year alone? Go ahead and write them down. I’ll wait…If you haven’t already completed high school, I hope high school graduation was your first goal. We cannot get anywhere in this world without an education. Next to God’s word, it is a corner-stone in our life and vital to your success in life. Are you behind in school and it’s frustrating to think about how you will catch up? Don’t let them overwhelm you. You can still do it! There is no better time to start than now. This can only enhance your life and the life of your child. How can you tell your child education is important if you don’t invest in your own? Get with your counselor, a teacher, your parents or a trusted friend to help you accomplish this goal.

 

Strive to not only finish but complete it with the best grades possible. Take pride in your education. You don’t take an interest in your education then very people will also. People only take you as serious as you take yourself. Yes, I know its hard. Yes, I know you may have missed an entire grading period but guess what so did I and I still graduated on time. I had my homework sent home to me and I completed while I was out for my 6 weeks. Even though I did the work, I still had a teacher who believed that I didn’t deserve any higher than a 67 because I was not in the classroom. I didn’t let that stop me. I didn’t let the judgment of that one teacher ruin my educational achievement. I pushed past his obvious disgust of my situation and graduated with my class. Don’t allow one negative person or a group of them to deter you from reaching your academic success. You can do it! You can achieve it! You can succeed! You are still destined for greatness!

 

Go ahead and get that high school diploma! It’s waiting for you with your name on it.

 

Sincerely,

Class of 1997

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As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children’s schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. In fact, many studies show that what the family does is more important to a child’s school success than how much money the family makes or how much education the parents have. There are many ways that parents can support their children’s learning at home and throughout the school year. Here are some ideas to get you started!

 

Develop a partnership with your child’s teachers and school staff

 

1. Meet your child’s teacher. As soon as the school year starts, try to find a way to meet your child’s teacher. Let the teacher know you want to help your child learn. Make it clear that you want the teacher to contact you if any problems develop with your child. Talk with your child’s teacher offers some great tips for developing a partnership with your child’s teacher.

If you feel uncomfortable speaking English, don’t let a language barrier stop you. What you have to say is more important than the language you say it in! Ask the school to find someone who can interpret for you. There may be a teacher or parent liaison who can help. Or you can bring a bilingual friend or relative with you.

 

2. Get to know who’s who at your child’s school. There are many people at your child’s school who are there to help your child learn, grow socially and emotionally, and navigate the school environment. Who’s Who at Your Child’s School describes the responsibilities of teachers, administrators, and district staff. Each school is different but this article will offer a general introduction to personnel of your child’s school.

 

3. Attend parent-teacher conferences and keep in touch with your child’s teacher. Schools usually have one or two parent-teacher conferences each year. You can bring a friend to interpret for you or ask the school to provide an interpreter. You can also ask to meet with your child’s teacher any time during the year. If you have a concern and can’t meet face-to-face, send the teacher a short note or set up a time to talk on the phone. For more ideas about how to prepare for parent-teacher conferences, see Tips for Successful Parent-Teacher Conferences at Your Child’s School.

 

Source: http://www.colorincolorado.org/families/school/helpyourkids/


success 

 

 

 

What are you doing to better yourself at this very moment? Take a minute and think about that. Now, write it down. Look at what you just wrote. Are you satisfied with the answer? Are you content with what you are doing right now? If you are the kudos to you and keep up the good work. If not, then only  you can change it.

 

You can’t spend your life thinking that you deserve a handout or sympathy. You have to get up and start striving towards your goals. What do you want to accomplish this year alone? Go ahead and write them down. I’ll wait…If you haven’t already completed high school, I hope high school graduation was your first goal. We cannot get anywhere in this world without an education. Next to God’s word, it is a corner-stone in our life and vital to your success in life. Are you behind in school and it’s frustrating to think about how you will catch up? Don’t let them overwhelm you. You can still do it! There is no better time to start than now. This can only enhance your life and the life of your child. How can you tell your child education is important if you don’t invest in your own? Get with your counselor, a teacher, your parents or a trusted friend to help you accomplish this goal.

 

Strive to not only finish but complete it with the best grades possible. Take pride in your education. You don’t take an interest in your education then very people will also. People only take you as serious as you take yourself. Yes, I know its hard. Yes, I know you may have missed an entire grading period but guess what so did I and I still graduated on time. I had my homework sent home to me and I completed while I was out for my 6 weeks. Even though I did the work, I still had a teacher who believed that I didn’t deserve any higher than a 67 because I was not in the classroom. I didn’t let that stop me. I didn’t let the judgment of that one teacher ruin my educational achievement. I pushed past his obvious disgust of my situation and graduated with my class. Don’t allow one negative person or a group of them to deter you from reaching your academic success. You can do it! You can achieve it! You can succeed! You are still destined for greatness!

 

Go ahead and get that high school diploma! It’s waiting for you with your name on it.

 

Sincerely,

Class of 1997


In 2003, I graduated from high school; my son was 11 months old when I crossed that stage.  As an 18 year old high school graduate there was pressure to grow up and pursue the endless possibilities that awaited me.  The difference between myself and most of my classmates was that by age 17, I already had to grow up because life was no longer just about me.  When I became a teen mom, the possibilities were different but they didn’t completely go away.  I knew I would be faced with more challenges than my peers but those challenges are what made me truly appreciate life and the goals that I have achieved.  Ten years later, I now have two children that look up to me, to give them strength, guidance and most importantly, love.  Today, I have logged out of school for the last time as an undergraduate student and I’m proud to say that I am a college graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.

It wasn’t an easy journey.  My priority role was to my children with additional responsibilities as an Air Force civilian employee and SNHU student.  My family and friends often took a backseat in my journey but always continued to encourage me throughout these years.  As each semester passed, I often struggled with seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and sometimes got discouraged because the light didn’t always seem bright enough.

The light is shining bright on me today!  As I prepare for graduation, flying to New Hampshire to be with my fellow classmates and my family, I can’t help but get emotional.  The odds and statistics are constantly against teen moms.  Only 2% of teen moms finish college by age 30 [1].  Despite all of the statistics that I was classified as at the age of 17, this is one statistic that I’m proud to say I’ve accomplished.  I became a college graduate at the age of 28.  I achieved my dream, I received a degree.

Thank you to my husband Joseph for encouraging me to go back to school and caring for our children while I was studying.  To my children who didn’t always understand what I was doing but who loved me no less.  To my mother for knowing that I could and would get a degree no matter what obstacles I faced.  To my grandparents and extended family for being proud of me and believing that I would do great things in life.  And last but certainly not least, to my friends for always encouraging me, especially my best friend Natalie.  Our 21 years of friendship is unlike no other.

Don’t ever give up on a dream, even if it seems unreachable.  My dream was to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and it finally happened!

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We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield

Psalm 33:20 (NLT)

Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.

Psalm 62:5 (NLT)

But I will keep on hoping for your help; I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14 (NLT)

 

There is still hope for you! There is still hope for your child! There is still hope for your future because it lies in the hands of God! Your present circumstances do not diminish your hope. The opinion and comments of others cannot take away your hope. The Lord is your hope and your shield. Put all your hope in God and not in man.

God will never let you down. God has not given up on you and will never give up on you. Don’t you ever give up on yourself or your child. Times will get tough but no matter what keep your hope in God alive. There will be days when your situation may seem and feel hopeless but it’s not. When those days come and they will, you have push a little harder to make it through.

You have to remind yourself of all the things you want for your child and how you want a better life for them. Think about how you want a better life for yourself and keep pushing forward. God shall supply every last one of your needs according to His will. Do not lose hope. Do not lose sight of the bigger picture. God is bigger than any problem you will ever have or face in this life.

Father, strengthen my hope in you more and more each day. You are my help and my shield. I will not allow the opinions of others to be a stumbling block in my life but instead I choose to trust you with all my heart. Your word says that you will never leave me alone. Thank you for being my hope. In Jesus name, amen!


I am a CHOSEN woman of God

I am predestined to succeed

I am intelligent beyond measure

I am more than what the eye can see

I am a CHOSEN woman of God



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