Back in March, we posted about the “Why I Go to School” project sponsored by PBS’ NewsHour.
We thought it would be interesting to check in on the Pinterest page and see what people have pinned. The stories are incredibly inspiring:
“I really want to become a veterinarian, a large animal vet to be exact. I know that I need lots of science and math classes to get there so I have to stay in school to get those classes. Also if I drop out most colleges wouldn’t allow me to go there since this field is filling up fast so I need to get the best grades. Also my family are farmers so we aren’t rich so I really need to work hard so I can get scholarships to help pay for the college. – Alyssa, 9th grader”
“When my brother was born, I realized that by the time he was in high school my parents would be old and wouldn’t have the strength to support him. I’m determined to finish high school, go to college, and help better his education. My motives have changed for the better. Instead of helping those already helped…I will help and take care of the one that needs it most – my brother Gabriel. I move forward only for him, so he doesn’t fall backwards with nothing to catch him. – Naomi, 12th grader”
“I choose to stay in school for the sole reason that ever since I was five years old, I have dreamed of flying, specifically fighter jets. Due to the endless technological advancements in aviation, flying requires an enormous amount of education to master the complexity of modern day fighters. Therefore my education is key in order to accomplish my life-long dream of becoming a pilot. – Jake, 10th grader”
What motivated you to go to school when you were growing up? And how do you motivate your kids to go now?