Education Success Stories
Before Cyndi Jackson came to New Vision, she had lost her job – a career that she loved with a company she’d dedicated more than 20 years to – because of her visual impairment. She didn’t think she could be independence anymore, let alone work again. She found herself homebound, afraid to leave the house, afraid to cook, and depressed.
I enjoyed and had a great experience with the class including the teaching style of Mr. Dennis. The reason I was so sure is I wanted to be able to prove to my son that if I could finish and get my diploma at the age of 36, then he can do the same at the age of 18. I dropped out of school at age 17 because I got into some trouble, and I also had my son on the way and had to start working full-time. Upon my release from jail, I plan to continue my schooling at Lake Technical College. I want to get my degree in Welding so I can provide a better life for me and my family.
Jeminah is friendly and enthusiastic. Her smile and excitement for learning are contagious. She loves to tease and tell jokes and makes it her goal each day to bring joy to her teachers and classmates. Born into a Haitian American family, Jeminah’s first language was Creole. English is her second language. Reading comprehension is required for success in all subjects and consistently Jeminah has struggled.
Tavares High School student, Sheanna Darmalingum, was nominated as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. The congress will convene in Lower, Massachusetts on June 25-27, 2018.