Thinking about the Future
July 27, 2022
By Ainsley, AmeriCorps Youth Support Fellow at Learning Works
I work with a group of 10th graders and I have had the chance to talk with all of them about their future college and career plans. I bonded with one student and we had a really good discussion. At first, he seemed unsure about whether or not he wanted to attend college and what he wanted to study. After looking at the student’s results from a career test, we started discussing his interest in cooking and how that is a potential option for further education.
Throughout the conversation, he opened up more and more about his hopes for the future and I shared advice about selecting a college from my own experience of applying to and now attending college. It really brightened my day to see the impact I had on this student and how I inspired them to think about their educational and professional future.