Going Back to College, and Teaching Her Daughters the Value of Education
We're starting 2015 in an extraordinary way. Today, The New York Times featured a story about Latisha Hopewell, an inspiring young mother who participates in the Educational Alliance College Access and Success program.
Latisha understands the importance of leading her two young girls by example, "How can I tell her, 'You have to go to college; you have to do this,' when I'm not doing it and I'm able?", Latisha told the Times.
"She says she is a better student now that the consequences, as well as the rewards, are more tangible. She wants to give her daughters a better life; a house with a backyard..."
"Through that program [College Access and Success], Educational Alliance paid her old tuition bills and helped Ms. Hopewell find a college that fit her interests. Inspired by crime television shows like "NCIS" and those on the Investigation Discovery channel, she decided to go to John Jay College of Criminal Justice to study forensic psychology."