Though it might have been hard to see, when I first came to BETA I was barely holding on. I needed a change and didn’t even know what change looked like. I was at the end of my rope. I truly believe that if I had not come to BETA I would’ve given up. I would like to thank people for knowing my past but never judging me. Instead they took me in with open arms and encouraged me to do better. I will no longer let my past define who I am or what I can do
I came to BETA when my daughter was one month old. I was searching for a new way to complete high school and get my diploma. Here at BETA I have learned a lot not only as a student but as a mother. BETA has taught me to never give up on my dreams because eventually I will be able to achieve them. Thanks to BETA I have learned what family means. It means integrity, love, understanding, loyalty, honesty, friendship, support, encouragement and much more. BETA is one big family!
I came to BETA because I was slacking on my education, skipping classes, partying and involving myself in gang activities. I gave up on my classes and my GPA suffered massive damage to the point of a 1.5! The major reason why I came to BETA was because I knew that graduation was the only good thing I had left to give myself and my daughter. Here at BETA I have learned great things. I have learned parenting and to always trust and believe in myself. But the greatest gift I received from BETA is my education.
I came to BETA during my pregnancy. I stressed the fact that I didn’t want to be a statistic; a pregnant teen, in high school. Single parent and might not graduate. BETA has taught me that the staff members do really care about my future. They want me to strive beyond my best. Being here at BETA was a privilege that at first I took for granted. Then, after my son was born, I came to the realization that I have to put on my big girl panties and get my act together. Being a mother is definitely not easy, but it’s a blessing. To all the teen mothers: just because you’re a teen mom, does not mean your life is over. Prove your doubters otherwise: because YOU CAN MAKE IT! And from the words of Drake “started from the bottom, NOW I’M HERE”!