I am an At-Risk coordinator and Teacher at a rural Wisconsin high school. I have been in my current position for the last 10 years. I have seen several students enter my program for a variety of reasons and circumstances over the years. With most of my students the immediate goal is to get them to finish high school with a diploma, however from time to time I get a student with further aspirations.
Today I was sitting in class watching one of those students with higher aspirations. For privacy sake, I will refer to her as June.
June was working on a properly formatted letter that she is writing to the state requesting that she be allowed to graduate early this year. She is a senior in my alternative program who has worked extremely hard this year to be in a position to graduate early.
She is 18 years old whom is living on her own and supporting her 18 month old son. June completed her CNA program last school year and is currently working full time as a CNA as well as another part time job to support herself and her son, all while juggling the responsibilities of school.
She wants to further her education and has already been accepted into a Phlebotomy Technician program at NTC that she would like to start this spring. I sat watching her today as she was trying to figure out how she is going to the pay her tuition. Unfortuately the program is not eligible for financial aid. It costs $3,278 for the courses and books and needs to be paid prior to completing the program. June is thinking of taking out a personal loan so that she can take the course.
I would really like to help her out with this, so that she doesn't have to have another payment and added interest.
Please consider helping her out, I have no doubt that she will be successful and this would be a much needed assist for her to continue advancing herself and her education.
I will withdrawal the funds and go with my student to register for her classes. I will write out a check to pay her tuition at that time.
Thank you for considering!
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