For Angel, college is not just education– it is a launching point for her to become a catalyst of change. As a senior at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Angel dreams of pursuing a college degree in education so that she can make a meaningful difference in the community.
Raised by a single mother in Milwaukee, Angel has deep connections with the city. Her early years were impacted by constant moves, forcing her to enroll in different schools, acquainting her with the intricacies of the midwestern school system. Compelled by this experience, Angel has found a worthwhile cause, helping future Milwaukee students.
“If everything stays the same, we will continue to have the same problems,” said Angel. “I am motivated by change. I want to make a difference.”
With insatiable determination and an unyielding sense of purpose, Angel believes that pursuing higher education will not only equip her with the knowledge and skills necessary to create meaningful change, but also provide her with a platform to become a champion of students who are from under-resourced communities.
If everything stays the same, we will continue to have the same problems,” said Angel. “I am motivated by change. I want to make a difference.”
After hearing about College Possible from a friend and learning how the organization empowers scholars through ACT prep, coaching, and help with navigating essays and scholarships, Angel jumped at the opportunity to get involved. Throughout high school, she’s working hard to excel in her studies and is now applying to multiple universities across the country.
Angel’s goal is to not just graduate but to channel her education into tangible actions that can transform the world at large. She hopes that she can be an example not only for her siblings and family, but also her community.
“I want to show my mom that I can do it,” said Angel. “I want to show her that after everything, I can still achieve my goals. My dream for the future is to be an inspiration to those who need it most– to help those who can’t help themselves.”