How have things changed from generation to generation in our Latino family?
Within our family, there's a disparity between the life a college educated person has and the life a non-college-educated person has. I want my kids to see that disparity and to make informed decisions about their future when it comes to education. Without question, my daughter sees college as THE option leading her to more opportunity, a broader world view, and a better way of life than even her own parents.
For her college education it's not a question of HOW. It is a question of WHERE. Which school does she want to go to?
For me, it was a question of HOW I could pay for college. How can I pay for college at ANY school?
And for my dad, it was a question of IF he could even go to college at all. Did he have the ability, time, and money to make it happen?
On my mom's side of the family, the white family from the other side of the tracks (literally!), it was assumed everyone would go to college. I like to see the progress our family as made and our culture has made over these last 2 generations. And having help like The Hispanic Scholarship Fund allows us to change the conversation from IF and HOW to WHERE. Where do you want to college? It's a great change to have seen happen in my lifetime and I hope you see your kids go on to do great things with The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
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