Article from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation: https://jsf.bz/news/embracing-my-truth-as-a-first-gen-college-student/
The Florida Alternative Breaks program at the University of Florida brought students to Palm Beach County during spring break where the college students mentored students in the Take Stock in Children/Johnson Scholars Program. James Agan, a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholar, another Johnson Scholarship Foundation grantee partner program, wrote this piece for JSF about his experience.
As I wake up at 8 in the morning already stressed about the meetings I have to plan and homework I have to do, I ask myself, Why am I doing this? However, I quickly dismissed my doubts as this is my moment — my magnum opus. The summation of all my struggles and strenuous work into one singular moment. I am finally at college.
My name is James Agan but that isn’t me, I am…
• The Executive Board Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon
• The Ambassador of Chomp The Vote
• The Data Analyst at the engineering lab
I live my precarious life through my positions because it gives meaning to my daily life. If I’m not working on something, then what am I doing with my life?
When I got an invitation to the Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB)… Read the full blog here