A student’s hopes for the future
My name is Matthew Misegades, and I am in the 5th grade in Hopewell, Virginia. I want to discuss why I need college and how it will impact my city. There are many reasons for going to college including getting hired quicker and also making more money with a degree. Going to college will help me to go into a particular career path.
I currently LOVE school and our school has been able to bring in some high-school kids to spend time reading and helping with our lessons. I really ENJOY that they take the time to make learning fun and exciting for the kids. I think I would like to do this when I get older. I want to be able to come back and impress kids with how school can be more fun. I would like to see different careers sending people to the schools to show the kids what they would be doing if they chose something like being a lawyer or a dentist. This would definitely help kids start planning to set goals if they are interested if a certain job.
For myself—I am currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt here in Hopewell. My plans include opening my own after-school and summer program for the kids in my city. I am currently an assistant instructor at my Martial Arts School. I have passed on what I have learned to other kids to make them more confident in themselves. I see the importance of these programs to keep kids busy and active during the summer. I have really enjoyed this and I feel I have been successful in learning the skills needed to teach. I want to include all kids—even the ones that cannot afford my program. I will look for sponsors to assist with getting the local kids in.
I am looking forward to college to learn the business management side of training. I know there are rules and regulations for owning my own business—also getting the plan started and funded. College classes will give me the instructions on how to maximize my potential for running my own company. I am excited to get my city involved in helping our future.