Background Information The foster care system is meant to be a temporary place for children to go when they are either waiting for a new home to be adopted into or they are waiting to be returned to their original family. Yet many that go into the system never leave. They are switched from family to family because they have behavioral issues that nobody can seem to handle (Octoman, McLean & Sleep, 2014). Because of abuse the foster care has millions of children in the foster care system. When the child is moved from his former situation this abuse does not end (Woods, Farineau, McWey, 2013).
Plenty of placements are also done if the child is initially placed in short-term care but needs to be moved to long term. However, the more changes a child experiences decreases the chance of them returning home or being adopted. There are many children that are stuck in the foster care system because they do not have a biological family or an adoptive
When you know there is barely nothing you can offer to your children. When you live but you have lost all hope of achieving something. Drinking and escaping will kill his pain by making him forget about all the listed points above (p. 107). It is hard when you have nothing to give your child for Christmas, sometimes too hard to manage. As a result to this situation, he ran away for about a week (p. 180).
Growing up, my parents pushed me to do my best in school; I didn’t question it much, although looking back, I recognize that schooling is a vital component to be successful in life. I will be attending UNR this fall, the first in my family to do so. Being a first generation college student, my parents cannot provide any information regarding college classes, scholarships, or tutoring. I’ve worked diligently throughout high school but I cannot venture into college blind; TRiO would be a highly beneficial program enabling me to reach my potential in college. TRiO offers helpful opportunities that will be the cornerstone to my education, such as tutoring, study skills, and advice on class schedules.
Because of the subjects I like it will be difficult to find a job that fits those goals. My goal in high school was to do my best, so that I can apply to many colleges. I wanted to meet the requirements for admission for as many schools as possible. This will give me more options for applying to different schools. On my application I will be able to talk about my community service through the school and Boy Scouts.
There are too many children who age out of the system who have never been taught how to manage themselves. Most of them have been moved from place to place who have never had a job. Once they are on their own, they do not know how to manage money, obtain insurance, or even something as simple as getting a driver’s license. All children who age out of the foster care system in Florida are guaranteed a college education. Sadly, most of them drop out as they are unable to support and manage themselves appropriately.
How do you plan to use your college education to make a difference in your community? As a hard-working high school senior my main focus is to pursue a higher education after high school and pursue going to college to study computer science. As a young adult I believe It is very important to keep developing as not only a student but also a person, I strongly believe that education is the key component to establishing a
I want to be the person that gives a glimpse of hope to students that need an extra push through education, just like it was given to me. My goal is to become a college counselor. I want to guide students to their career paths, by helping them discover their own talents, self-interests, and limitations. With these tools, students will be able to utilize the resources around them. Also, I plan to give assistance to those students that are considered a minority and are the first generations going to college.
Also I saw the difficulty that my parents were having for not going to college or having a low level of education. Growing up my parents started to tell me “ that if I want to be successful you have to go to school”, and still I would not listen to them because to me it was absurd to keep going to school after high school. Life as a child is very different then the life of a teenager, young adult, adult or someone that is about to retire. As a child I just want to play around, and just have fun, and continue on the path that I wanted. Yet as I got older especially middle of my junior year in high school, reality hit me in the face, it felt like being hit with a baseball bat, I saw that I wanted to become somebody big in the Army respected by all soldiers,and people, and for me to do that I have to become well educated, have a good personality, and most importantly love God and this country.
School that is all I know for now, taking baby steps that will lead me to take a big step with my life. Hoping that just focusing on living and being open to new ideas will help me to the path that is destined for me. For the future I know that as long as I have the desire to continue my education I can find the right career path for myself and that I will find myself in the process. One of the hardest things to admit to myself and others is that I don’t know what my purpose is. Although, when I say that I am wrong, I do know what my purpose is.