Personal Narrative: Upward Bound

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During my time in Elementary and Jr. High I never really took school seriously. I would go to class, but I’d never really make it a priority until I got into a program called Upward Bound that changed the way I’d look at school forever. I was sitting in class around the middle of September when I was called down to the counseling office. I had no idea why I was called down, but I didn’t really care much. When I arrived to the office there waiting for me was a big fat Mexican (as he likes to describe himself as) smiling at me ready to talk to me. I had no idea why this man was smiling at as if he knew me. He then told me that his name was Dave and that he was from Upward bound and that’s when I realized who this man was. Dave was the director …show more content…
I walked in and was really nervous from all of the new faces that I had never seen before. I’m usually really good at making friends fast, but it was really hard to approach anyone because of how everyone knew each other and had their little group of friends around them. After a couple of weeks of getting into the rhythm of waking up every Saturday at 8:00 I started to enjoy it and made a bunch of new friends. Everything was good they’d take us to Jazz games, festival of trees, museums and community service projects. Even though we would go on crazy fun adventures it wasn’t always a fun time. Since I wasn’t too serious about grades they were. I’d get talked to constantly about my poor grades. I hated getting talks about my grades even though they were really motivating it just made me feel like I wasn’t good at anything when it came to my grades, but eventually I coped with it and took advantage of the opportunities that were given to me by the program. They had a computer lab that we could go up to and use. Every Saturday there would be tutors ready to help me if I needed it. This was all provided so wouldn’t have an excuse for my bad grades. They were there for me so I could graduate high school and succeed in

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