Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Association of Latin American Students Bravely Share Their Stories of Being Undocumented in Community College

I just had to share with you this video the Association of Latin American Students just released at Suffolk County Community College in New York

These stories are moving, depict what community college and the American Dream are all about, and features how community colleges impact student's whole lives. 

I hope it inspires you as it has inspired me. 

Also - take note that a student organization created this. If you're a club leader, think about how you can use video to tell your college's compelling stories. Student organizations have such a tremendous opportunity to make an impact - don't waste it and do something big!

Highlights from the video: 

"It has changed my life. I've met great people who've helped me know what I really want to do. It's a great place and I've learned so much, not only about education, but also about life."

(Omg in the one below the young woman tears up when she says 'you're not alone' - made me cry too.) 

"Suffolk [ County Community College] has impacted my life in so many ways. When I first got to the school, I was lonely...When I came here all these people gave me help, and support, and they gave me a hand. And [they said] 'you're not alone,' and 'you have to keep going for what you want in life.'"

"It's hard, but not impossible." 

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