My first few weeks at Spelman College were action packed and truly amazing. I was terrified of being 900 miles from home, yet it all worked out in my favor. The first ten days of my Spelman experience consisted of orientation activities: we weren’t apart of the Spelman family just yet—we had to learn the chants, the history, and what it actually means to be a Spelman woman.  At the end of those ten long days, we were inducted in to the 134th class of Spelman College!

 

This opportunity could not have been possible without the New York Foundling. They provided me with an amazing tutor through the Road to Success tutoring program who ensured I received the grades necessary to attend Spelman. Rachel (my tutor) helped read and reread, as well as edit and reedit my personal statement when I was applying to college. I couldn’t have done this without her support and encouragement.

 

The Foundling helped me achieve my goal of attending my dream school. Although it’s only the first semester of my freshmen year, I absolutely love it here. It feels like home, I’ve made wonderful friends and I genuinely enjoy my classes.