The Future team would like to recognize Michael W. Jordan for getting accepted into his dream school: Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Michael has been talking about going to IUP since we’ve met him. He had his heart set on this school, and when it looked like he wasn’t getting an acceptance letter, he lost hope. He even said he was done with the college process. None of us here at Future wanted that for him, so we told him to remain patient.
On March 19, 2018 Michael walked into the Promise Corps room with the biggest smile on his face. This is rare that he walks into the room so happy early in the morning, because I mean let’s face it, he’s a teenager, and no teen likes getting up that early for school. Plus, it was a Monday. However, on that day he had a reason to come in smiling. He shared with us his acceptance, and of course we wanted to see proof. Michael went into his bag and pulled out his letter. As we read the letter, his smile just kept getting bigger and bigger. We are so proud of Michael and his accomplishment. IUP has accepted a young man who we are sure will make a difference at their university.
Michael wants to major in Business Entrepreneurship with hopes of opening his own business one day. Michael isn’t sure yet what kind of business he wants to open, but his time at IUP and all the experiences he will gain will surely help him in his decision. We all are wishing Michael well on his journey to IUP and we cannot wait until he gets his award package so that we can sit down and help him through it.
– Shaquana Gantt, College & Career Ambassador at School of the Future