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Essay

  • Submitted by: floresviri
  • on February 17, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 498 words

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My most important high school experience has been being in College Access Plan’s (CAP) mentoring program. It has helped me become a person with big dreams and the ability to accomplish them in the future. This program paired me with a person who would be my mentor and guide me during my four years in high school. Throughout these years, I have experienced a change within myself. The program coordinators and my mentor have helped guide me toward my college education. During my junior year, I was able to go to a leadership retreat with the mentoring program. We participated in multiple obstacle courses such as jumping off from a utility pole from 30 feet to the ground. Another initiative included walking through a string to get to the other side of the pole, also from 30-feet up. These activities represented the difficulties of our road to college success and felt as difficult to me as if I were entering college. I was afraid to go through this process because I am afraid of heights, but I overcame my fear because I was determined to get to the ground so I wouldn’t be up in the air any longer. It takes courage to go by yourself into a place where you are the only one in control. You have to be prepared for the next challenges you are going to face.

My mentor Phyllis is a math teacher, so she helps me in my math homework. Thanks to her help, I have received better grades in my math classes. Our relationship is like granddaughter to grandma because I don’t have any grandparents in California since they live in Mexico and I’ve never even met them. I feel comfortable talking to Phyllis about my problems, and I know she will always be there when I need her. What holds us together is the trust bond we have with each other. Without CAP I wouldn’t have an excellent mentor who is helping me guide myself onto the right path. Ever since I got paired up with Phyllis, I have felt happy because I have someone to help me out in school. My parents do help me, but they are not...

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