Moving on Up!!!
Organized by: Sophia Lawrence
Hello! Everyone, We live in the awesome state of Alabama, and currently attend Faulkner University in Huntsville. We are enrolled in the Criminal Justice program hear. We went back to college because we could not get a well paying job hear without a degree, so we enrolled in college to get the job we wanted and to fulfill a dream that we had made and planed years ago. The plan was that me, my mom and my grandmother would all get our degrees together and be first three generations in our whole extended family to get our degrees. My grandmother was born in 1911 and had only a 8th or 9th grade education so we were going to help her get her GED and then on to college, but, it was not to be my grandmother had breast cancer and passed away several years ago. So, we are carrying on the torch for her/in her memory. Her daughter and her granddaughter are both in college now, I started the program in February 2016 and mom will start in the fall, August 2016( she retook some classes over for a better grade she wanted). We will graduate in 2017 and I'll wait and on her and we will walk together for our commencement ceremony. The money will be used to pay off our out standing student loans and pay for our master degrees if we decide to go on and peruse them. Our end goal is to get our JD degrees and be lawyers in our own law firm. My mom is in her 70's and starting her second act.