Nancy’s Story of Navigating the Post-Secondary Maze

“I really won’t give up, and the second thing is just knowing that I’m also not alone, and knowing that there’s resources out there that are able to help me.” — Nancy

Meet Nancy

Nancy’s Story of Navigating the Post-Secondary Maze

“I kind of felt pretty much alone, and that kind of took a toll on me as the school year progressed… Because I also had to work, I couldn’t really do any activities that I wanted to do there.”

“[My high school] kind of expected us to end up going to these big universities, and they didn’t really expect us to end up going to community college.”

“I found that really unfortunate… because they should know that they actually have a lot of students that are currently in community colleges.”

“[Many students] lived in the same area, have the same back story, and… that was really comforting to have.”

What Worked for Nancy

Nancy’s Hopes for the Field

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