I’m Tayaundra and I just moved into the Girls Hope home. I will be attending 8th grade at Liberty Middle School in the fall. It has been a big change for me, but not as nearly as big as it could be, because my older sister is already living in the house and showing me how things work. So it is easier for me. Having a sister in the program makes it seem less scary, it makes the switch between moving to the Girls Hope home seem less intimidating, because I have a piece of home with me every day. I have 2 sisters at home who I miss, but sometimes I prefer having a break from them being annoying. It is better being at the Girls Hope home because I can do my homework without being bothered.
What I really like about the program is that it provides for the kids in the Residential program and also helps the scholars succeed in school. I look forward to bettering my education by working hard and using the time at the house to study. I mean, education is a big part of everyone’s life and everyone hopes they will get a good education. The good thing about the program is that they provide an excellent education for the kids in the program. I can tell you that I have only been in the program for a couple of weeks, but, since then, I have learned lots of things I did not know or have never experienced and that alone, is amazing. I have learned so many things that I probably wouldn’t have in such a small amount of time, like in our summer program about journalism and history. I also love the fact that the program meets and exceeds the scholars’ needs about what they want to do with their life and what they are interested in. Another awesome thing I have learned about the program is they find mentors who work with the scholars in the program and help them with some of the activities they are interested in. Well, I hope that Boys Hope Girls Hope can do the same for me, because I want to talk to someone who knows about some of the things I’m interested in. I am interested in many different things, like art, sports, and eating.
I just hope that when I have graduated from college and Boys Hope Girls Hope that I have learned many skills so that if I am, and I probably will be, indecisive about work, that I will be able to pick and choose from a list of skills. Knowing that I am indecisive, I don’t know what job I would like to do, but I am sure that I will figure it out with all the work and things I experience in the residential program.
In the program we talk about goals, one of my biggest goals is going to college. Another reason why I want to go to college is because I am pretty sure that my older sister and mom want me to go to college. People say that college is difficult, but I think that I can stand up to the challenge of school and conquer it, because I know that I have the support of my family. As I grow older, I will know myself better so that when I get to college, I will know better what my interests are. I most likely will study things that catch my eye or get my attention in college. I might study things that I have never tried or done before. Thank you for giving me a chance to reach my goal!