I didn’t feel motivated in school. I would always think school is not for me and I would look for problems when they never even came my way. At UCAP, everyday, when I walked through those doors, I would get greeted with kind words of encouragement. When I was down, no matter who it was, they would pick me up and tell me that I will make it and indeed I did. The teachers and staff never gave up on me. The classroom engagement, amazing resources, and awesome staff gave me many chances to switch my life around. Before I did not believe in myself, but UCAP changed my perspective.
Before I came to UCAP, I didn’t believe that teachers really cared about my learning. I also didn’t feel any motivation in my school environment. What worked for me at UCAP was the one-on-ones, the school was small, the people care about the child’s learning. There were a lot of people that believed in me and always wanting me to do more…never giving up on me, always being there when I need help.