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This month, the girls and young women in AFG’s programs have been setting and working towards new goals for the school year! Luz, a high school senior and member of AFG’s Asset Building Program, is making big plans for her future.
“My main goal is to get accepted to college,” she shares. Luz is applying to many colleges, including Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina.
Going to college is a big accomplishment for Luz, and her family. “I want to fulfill the goals that my parents had for themselves. They wanted to go to school, but they didn’t have the choice to. For my future, I know having an education will help me,” she says.
Luz is working hard to meet her goal. She completed several early applications, has filled out her FASFA, begun applying for scholarships, and has met with representatives from universities so that she can learn what they offer.
Thanks to your support, Luz received support and guidance to reach her goal. “I was confused and didn’t know what to look for in a university. But with AFG’s guidance, they helped me narrow down the list and criteria I was looking for.”
Through AFG’s Asset Building Program, Luz has opened her own college savings account and has started saving money for college. “It has helped me plan to set aside money for my college savings. Before, I never did that!” Luz also participated in AFG’s recent college tour in Chicago! During the trip, she visited several colleges and she was able to speak with women from different professions to gather insight.
“I know going to college will be a big change,” she says. “But I know I will experience so many things that I haven’t yet!”
Thank you for supporting the goals of girls and young women, like Luz. It makes a real impact!