“I was first introduced to GapBuster in 2009 when I went on a California college tour that GapBuster hosted. GapBuster students and Dr. Butler quickly felt like family to me and I remained involved and went on their annual Southern college tour in 2010. We visited Spelman College on this college tour and as soon as we toured the campus, I knew that was where I wanted to go to school. This was during my Senior year in high school and also a couple weeks before the early application was due so I immediately applied to Spelman once I got home. I am now a Junior at Spelman College, and I believe this is the absolute best school for me. If it wasn’t for GapBuster, I would not be at Spelman and I probably would not have understood the importance of finding the school that is right for me. This is just one example of the many ways GapBuster impacted me, including leadership building, and I appreciate GapBuster and all of the opportunity, preparation, and teaching it gives to students. Dr. Butler remains a mentor and supporter to me and I appreciate her presence in my life, and all the other students involved with GapBuster.”
GapBuster encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and travel not only to Atlanta for school, but to countries all over the world like Ghana, Tanzania, and China. GapBuster prepared me for my college career and motivated me to take advantage of all the opportunities I come across, no matter how big. I am now a Peace Corps volunteer and will begin my service in Ethiopia in the beginning of 2016. Dr. Butler has been a huge supporter in my college journey and now with Peace Corps and I have a lot of my success to owe to her and GapBuster. I always encourage young people that I come into contact with to become a part of GapBuster because I know how beneficial it was and is to me. I no longer live in Maryland but I always want to contribute to GapBuster in whatever ways I can. I still consider it a big part of my life and I want to stay engaged with events and students of GapBuster for a very long time!