|Ian David ‘12
The greatest impact achieve has had on my life so far is knowing that I have a second family that loves and cares for me.
|Angela McNeal ‘12
One thing achieve has definitely taught me is how to explore the many college options available. I had already made up my mind on a certain college because I heard about it, but achieve has helped me to broaden my horizons. I now know that I will pick a college based on MY interests and needs, not on status.
|Analis Ibarra ‘12
achieve has taught me that helping others is not only a great way to give back to our community but also our duty as people. I have learned that being able to help others is very satisfying and rewarding.
|Issam Hamdallah ‘12
achieve has given me everything I need to succeed in life. They have given me a second family that I know I can always count
on for support.
|Damien Scobie ‘12
achieve has taught me so much about giving back to the community. I have always liked seeing other people happy but I thought that in order to do that I would have to do something really big. But now I know that it does not matter if what I do is big or small, there is someone who will appreciate it.
The summer experiences have helped me to realize that I can do whatever I want if I set my mind to it. I never thought that as a freshwoman, I would do cancer research experiments with doctors and be rewarded with knowing that my dad, who died of cancer, would be very proud.
The greatest impact that achieve has had on my life is the fact that they had confidence in me, and with that confidence, I feel like I can accomplish anything.
My goal in life is to become a nurse and having my achieve summer internship at a hospital gave me the opportunity for a real experience working in a hospital and in a clinic with real patients.
achieve is like an extra parent. It keeps you on top of your school business and pushes you to your potential.
The best thing about being in achieve is that we have someone other than our parents to go to for help. Achieve is like one loving family.
What I find most helpful about achieve is that I always have someone at my back, pushing me towards the edge of a cliff. So far, I'm almost able to fly off that cliff with the help of achieve.
I like the fact that achieve gives young minorities a chance to succeed in life and beat the odds.
achieve is a family that I can look to for companionship, advice, support and love.
The best part of being in achieve is that it helps us become aware of our strengths and capabilities—but not only that, we learn how to use our strengths to help ourselves and to help others.
I truly feel that achieve is a family--- my family. I can always talk to my achieve brothers and moderators because I know that they are there for me and they are there to listen to what I have to say.
achieve has instilled in me characteristics that I will need in the future: to speak up for myself, to stand up for what is right, to accept change, and to be bold in every situation that I face.
achieve has made me more confident and taught me the importance of finding a passion. How beautiful and fulfilling it is to do what you love!
achieve has taught me to always try my best and to truly believe in myself. When others see that confidence, they too will believe in you.
The most helpful thing about being in achieve is the sense of a community. At the beginning of freshman year, everyone is new, then by senior year everyone has created a bond that makes the achieve community so strong.
The single most life-changing experience that I have had since being in achieve is knowing that I can succeed if I set my mind to it.
achieve motivates me to reach my academic potential by providing me with solutions to my problems and having unending faith in me.
Confidence in myself has been the most valuable gift the achieve experience has given me. The belief in myself that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to will help me do my best in life.
Overall, I think the best thing about being in achieve is becoming a part of a new family and having new brothers and sisters.
Being in achieve has given my future a jumpstart and the tools I need to succeed.
The achieve cultural events have helped me to realize that there is a whole world out there to discover beyond the comfort of my home.
achieve has challenged me to reach my full potential of being a bright, altruistic, competent young Mexican American woman.
The achieve staff really does care about each student — not only while you are in high school, but beyond. They give you the support to insure that the success you had in high school will continue through college.
Being a part of achieve helped me improve my communication and people skills. I learned the importance of networking, staying in touch, and to always make a great first impression.
Going to museums and plays with achieve broadened me culturally. Socially it helped me because most people assume that I just like sports and music, but find it surprising that I appreciate different things.
The best thing about achieve is the mentality that everyone will succeed. If you WILL yourself to succeed then you WILL.