Why Join The Year-Up Program Essay

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I can say the reason I want to join the year-up program is because I am young and very devoted to learning new things. Also I have reached that point in my life when I realize that I have to be more independent, responsible, and mature. I have to make my own smart decisions to determine how successful I'll be in life. The reason I think I am a good candidate for this year-up program is because I'm use to the two terms hard work and determination. The reason I say this is because I started from this school on the Southside of Chicago Christian Fenger High School. As I began to go there I realized that high school in particular wasn't pushing me to my full potential. I needed something that would push me to my highest limit. So i started to look…show more content…
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