I first heard about GapBuster in elementary school. Obviously I wasn’t making many decisions on my own then, my mom heard about it from another parent at the school. I was consistently in GapBuster for about 7 years. During my run I was involved with Leaders On Training, and participated in HIV/AIDS peer education, going as far as travelling to South Africa with a group to do service there. The program set me on a path academically early on, and has resulted in me pursuing a career in Engineering. The exposure to advanced math & science was critical preparation. Without it engineering may have been out of reach.
Now I can give back by offering tutoring or mentorship. It’s important show kids they are capable, despite what they may have been told. I am currently working on securing a contract with an engineering firm