Kristin, 15 – FUNDED

Name:  Kristin

Age:  15

School:  Liberty North High School

Dream College:  Arizona State University

Future Plans:  After I graduate high school I plan on using my two years of “free college” at Maple Woods Community College then after those two years expanding to an out state college for another two years.

Do you know what you’d like to major in or have a career in? If so, what is it?

My main goal is to become a high school counselor or social worker for a high school and ideally I would love to major in psychology or sociology.

What is something you are most proud of?

During my sophomore year of high school, the first time I ever competed for anything I went to districts and received a 1 (which meant I would progress to the state competition). I went to the University of Missouri for the state competition and received a 2 (having a 1 is considered the best).

Have you gone through any tough or challenging times and how did you deal with those times?

I’ve realized no matter how sad or frustrated you are, the best medicine is honestly laughter and a great night with your closest friends.

What does it mean to you to be selected as a Girl on the Rise?

I feel extremely honored and worthy, this is an extraordinary opportunity and I am very excited on how this experience will help me further on in life.

What inspired you to want to be involved with Girls on the Rise?

It’s an excellent program that makes girls feel special and have opportunities that they might deserve but never get the opportunity.

How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? In other words: Why is the opportunity to visit your prospective colleges important to your journey?

I want to make sure whatever college I go to is going to be a college that will offer the best options for me in my future as an adult without a second thought.

What schools will you use the funding to visit, and why?

Arizona State University has always been a dream school. New York University for their psychology and sociology programs.