Many of us know that a good education is the key to a grand economic future. This article by Krystal Crossman tells the story of a young man who made his dreams come true by working hard, setting goals and pushing to be the best that he could be. We believe that all of our kids can be this great if they make the decision to do so.
Also, as a point of investing, one of the best ways to achieve your own financial juneteenth is through education and investing in the education of your children. By educating yourself, you increase your income-generating opportunities and critical thinking skill, giving you a greater ability to earn income throughout your life. As a parent, preparing your children to succeed educationally makes them eligible for numerous scholarships, therefore reducing the cost you’ll have to pay for expensive, unaffordable universities. So, the cost of that tutor may give you a huge economic advantage in the long-run.
By: Krystle Crossman
Harold Ekeh of Long Island, New York is an impressive young man. He worked hard through his 4 years of high school and got as much out of his education as he could. He now has a very tough decision to make. On March 31st he and his mother watched as the acceptance letters rolled in for all 13 colleges that he had applied to including all 8 Ivy League schools. On top of the Ivy Leagues he was also accepted into John’s Hopkins, NYU, MIT, SUNY Stony Brook, and Vanderbilt. He and his mother were elated with all of the acceptance letters that had come in.
All through high school Ekeh has been a model student. He has a very impressive list of extracurricular programs as well as good grades. He served as the vice president for the Model UN. He was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. He was always conducting science experiments and research in the school labs. He took college preparatory classes. Through all of this he kept his grades up and never got into trouble. His mother couldn’t be more proud of him.
The problem with being accepted into so many schools is that Ekeh will have to make the decision of which to attend which can be a life-changing decision. He is most interested in medicine and would like to pursue a career is neurosurgery.