Hello fellow sponsors as you may know by now my name is Nykia Morgan im currently 18 years of age. I live in south central Los Angeles, CA and I have recently graduated from Crenshaw High School. Although I have my well earned diploma as of June 2013, I have yet to attend a college or university. Why? You may be asking, well its quite simple, the expenses are greater than I or my family are capable of providing. I have sought out financial aid from the government with quite success. However, unfortunately there is only so much support they can deliver. I'm hoping with your support i can fill in this substantial tuition gap. If I attend college I will be the first in my family. Any amount is welcomed. I plan to pursue a psychology major. I am very passionate about the human body, particularly the brain, and would be more than ecstatic to continue on to the next stage of my journey. My mother is unemployed and has been so for years due to a critical back injury she endured years ago. We're currently living with my grandfather along with my little sister and brother. My father hasn't been of much financial support, he has just recently been released from a two and a half year incarceration. I am not trying to follow in my parents footsteps and certainly not trying to stay in my current community my whole life. I have dreams beyond this. Yet I am surrounded by constant violence, drug addictions, etc. Just recently two males were killed merely blocks away from where I lay my head at night over gang violence. Since then i have been on edge about my families well being. I'm not sure if you are familiar with gang violence, if you aren't your blessed, but now the neighborhood I live in is conflicted with another gang thats less than 20 blocks away. As you can imagine now is a dire time to migrate to greater horizons. I'm hoping and praying with your support to make a name for not only myself but also for all the other teens in my community who refuse to become a statistic.