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Jimaral M. is fighting stereotypes

| May 16th,2014

Jimaral M.

AIM HIGHER – Jimaral wants to make movies. “My babysitter was the television set. I learned a lot through TV and it was really engaging to me. I was exposed to so much at such a young age. The more I learn in my classes and at school the more I recognize stereotypes in the [...]

Aurora S. aims higher again

| May 15th,2014

Aurora

AIM HIGHER – Aurora  currently attends the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she is studying early childhood and elementary education; she is a rising senior. 

Valerie H., living the ex pat life

| May 14th,2014

Valerie

AIM HIGHER – Since August 2012 Foster Care to Success alumnus Valerie has been living in Florence, Italy working as an architect, teaching, and traveling throughout Europe.

Ricardo R. will rock it all

| May 13th,2014

Ricardo R.

AIM HIGHER – Ricardo is an actor, dancer, entrepreneur, blogger … and college graduate.  Of particular pride to Ricardo, he sang the National Anthem at his commencement ceremony. 

Keturah T. shines with optimism

| May 12th,2014

Keturah

AIM HIGHER – Keturah is a student at Riverside Community College in California, but she dreams of moving to Washington, D.C. and being a counselor with her own office.

Willow N., an artist saving lives

| May 11th,2014

fireman's helmet

AIM HIGHER – Willow works for a company that produces the cloth hoods that go under fire helmets.  She is proud of her job, because her sewing skills and artistic abilities are used to directly save lives.

Alex G., intrepid traveler

| May 10th,2014

elephant

AIM HIGHER – Alex was an Aim Higher Fellow last summer, and the experience taught her a lot about herself and the importance of following one’s dream – in a realistic way by taking small steps to a goal.

Christopher A., proving them wrong

| May 9th,2014

Christopher A.

AIM HIGHER – As a high school student, people told Christopher that he couldn’t go to college and that, “nobody here does that.” Christopher wanted to prove them wrong, and he did.

Philip S., King of Selfies

| May 8th,2014

Philip S.

AIM HIGHER – Philip calls himself the king of “selfies” (self-portraits taken with a mobile phone). He enjoys snapping well-positioned photos of himself, smiling broadly and wearing the most fashionable of clothes.

Nina W., in college and proud of it

| May 7th,2014

Nina

AIM HIGHER – Nina didn’t always expect to go to college. In high school, she struggled with depression, and with finding a place to live. By her senior year, though, she started rethinking what she wanted from life and recognized the importance of a college education.

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