The one moment in my life where I received help and it was support that changed my life. A personal counselor at a school in New York City that I attended called Hunter College a school which graduated a legendary artist in her own right, the actress Ruby Dee, the counselor told me my life would benefit if I applied for The National Student Exchange. The National Student Exchange is program where a student can experience life at another school in another state or countries near The United States such Canada, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. I was accepted into the program and in The Fall of 2007 I began attending California State Polytechnic University, Pomona aka Cal Poly Pomona. It is probabaly the best engineering school in California. I know many people do not know the city of Pomona it is about 40 mlies from Los Angeles. Despite the fact I am among many students who are 10 or more younger than me, the experience was great because I learned how to take care of myself instead of being dependent on my parents, especially at my age.
The experiece has been more about education and besides from the school having strong engineering majors, it is a great school to learn sociology. The experience has been about growing to become a strong man with confindence to know I can make it in life. Now I am have decided to make a life for myself here in California and despite the fact the state's budget is bad, I owe California for being the place that helped me to become a man. A man who has has earned a Bachelors Degree, Lost 40 Pounds, Gained A Better Understanding of God and Self Esteem has improved. I have learned so many lessons here in California. All this would not have happended without the giudance and help from that counselor at Hunter College. Thank you and I love you for your help.