I will be a high school senior this year. I was selected to be able to participate in the votech Cosmetology program. That means that I will attend the votech center for my senior year and become a state licensed Cosmetologist. I will have a high school graduation as well as a votech/Cosmetology graduation around the same time. I will graduate high school with a license to work in the field of my dreams.
To attend the votech program is free (which I am grateful for), but I do have to purchase the state approved Cosmetology kit. This has to be purchased prior to the first day of school. It must be paid in full - there are no installment plans and there are no aide programs for this. The kit is $600.
My parents cannot afford this fee right now. The kit must be ordered by the first week of July in order to arrive at the school by the first day.
Any help would be so greatly appreciated. I have always wanted to go to cosmetology school - do hair and makeup and hopefully one day have my own salon, or even be a stylist for the stars. I have been blessed with the opportunity to receive the education/schooling for free, but the kit cost is something that is holding me back. If I don't have the kit on the first day of school, I cannot attend and I lose out on this great opportunity. The kit includes all of the required tools as well as the school books.