I honestly appreciate Democracy Prep for giving us this opportunity and I’m also honored to be a part of a community that ensures even the alumni students are on the right track financially. I want to thank the Democracy Prep network for giving us scholars such a strong and supportive system in which we don’t have to worry much about financial barriers. I have been a part of this community since I was in middle school, and I have to say that the passion and dream of success was reflected from each teacher I came across to every student including me. Even staff who weren’t teachers showed how much they wanted to see us do good through the way they encouraged us or checked up on us. Graduating from Democracy Prep was such an accomplishment for myself; not only because it was such a challenging journey that I was able to beat, but because I was able to leave that place with a better version of myself.