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Brian's Journey to Grad School

Organized by: Brian Ray

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"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

Hi Everyone

Thank you for taking a moment to read my story.

My journey began in 2007 when I started attending the University of New Hampshire. During my fours years I was an active leader, taking on various roles in many student organizations. In 2008 I began mentoring/advising incoming college freshmen and sophomores and it was then that my dream to help shape and direct our youth in finding their own dreams and passions was born.

In 2011, I graduated with my bachelors in Sociology and Justice Studies and worked as a student advisor for a local high school in Massachusetts before my position was eliminated in 2013. Soon after I made the decision to move to California with dreams of attending graduate school.

Since moving to California, I have volunteered with several different non-profit organizations. It is through giving my time that I see more clearly my true passion to help students succeed academically and personally. I fully believe that our youth is our future and I poured my heart into creating a change for kids by giving them hope and direction and teaching them the importance of self-love, self-confidence, faith and dedication.

I want to work in the student academic/career counseling and advising field and my mission is to INSPIRE and guide our youth to become successful. To do so, I fully believe that I would be better equipped to achieve this goal by earning my masters degree.

The GRE test is one of the many requirements for grad school applications. My application is due December 1 and I plan to take my GRE exam on October 28th, 2014, but I have found myself unable to cover the costs for the exam and the prep course/study materials.

This is where I need your help! My goal is to raise $5000 to cover the cost of my graduate school application, GRE test, GRE prep course and study materials.



4% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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