May 20, 2015

Celebrating the Class of 2015

Umoja's Senior Seminar is a for-credit, daily class taught in high schools across the city. Here are just a few of our seniors' thoughts as they prepare for graduation.


Andrew, Manley CareER Academy high school

School attending: Richard J. Daley Community College (Chicago, IL) to study nursing
"Senior Seminar helped me to realize that my goals are accessible and that getting into college is attainable."

Nina, Sullivan High School

School attending: Denison University (Granville, OH) to study pre-med and minor in Spanish
"Senior Seminar forced me to think about life after high school which sounds easy but is super hard. At 18 who knows what they want to be?"

ANTonio, Tilden High School

School attending: Northeastern Illinois (Chicago, IL)
"Advice for incoming seniors: If an opportunity comes, take it! Open the door! You will regret not doing it after you’ve had time to think about it. Also, look at every mistake as a learning experience."

ryshaun, Devry advantage high school

School attending: Hanover College (Hanover, IN) to study computer science
"Advice for incoming seniors: Stay motivated throughout the process because at times it will get hard but with hard work and motivation you can accomplish all the goals you set."

Sierra, South ShoRe international college preparatory high school

School attending: Dominican University (River Forest, IL) to study art and broadcasting, with a minor in business
"Senior Seminar helped me understand the difference between loans and grants and how to accurately complete the FAFSA."

terry, Al Raby High School

School attending: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) to study accounting
"In Seminar I learned the little stuff that has made a huge impact. I definitely learned about applying for school, and really having initiative and self-advocating."