We could not be more proud of the young people in our programs graduating from high school! This year 100% of seniors in Second Story’s programs are graduating — 17 total. We can’t wait to see what they do next, and we’re eager to highlight just a few of Second Story’s 2018 graduating seniors!
Favorite Subject History
Future plans Hopefully someday becoming a writer. I would love to write books!
Favorite memory of the program I love the fact that it was a safe place for me to go to after school with my friends. I was having trouble with depression at one point, and to be able to have more time with my supportive friends really helped me. I am very thankful for the Teen Center being part of my life.
Favorite Subject Math, because I like solving problems.
Future plans Joining the Army Reserves and then hopefully going to school to study Psychology.
Favorite memory of the program Getting homework help from the volunteers.
Most exciting thing about the future Being able to afford college by joining the army reserves!
Favorite subject Anything that involved math and science. Government was also a very interesting class where I felt I could be me. My past and current volunteer experiences made my government class feel like a familiar subject.
Future plans Work full time as a Coding Instructor during the summer and start with my college education at Shenandoah University in the fall, where I will be majoring in Mathematics and minoring in computer science or physics.
Favorite memory of the program My first interview to see if I could qualify for the Second Story services. This first event initiated one of the key reasons for me to continue pursuing my dreams.
Most exciting thing about the future That is unpredictable! I have been surprised so much with the support of people that push me to a better future that I don’t even know where I am going exactly. But I do know all the possible outcomes that I would like it to be. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to find out.