Like most kids I grew up in a home where my parents pressured me to do well in school so I can get a degree and have a good stable job and retire early. But I had no idea what I wanted to do. School sucked all the fun out of learning for me and I just went to the only college that accepted me because my GPA was so low. I thought I would find out what degree I wanted to go after sooner or later but after the first year of classes I still had no idea. So I dropped out.
I figured I could work retail and be an artist or something. That did not work out. I haven’t sold a single painting nor had a single job. No one wants to hire a college drop out. So I’m living with my grandmother, mother, and two aunts in a 3 br townhouse we can’t afford, we might even get evicted soon because our lease ends in a few months and we’re behind on bills… My grandmother and one of my aunts just got laid off and I haven’t been able to find a job in 3 years. I feel absolutely useless/hopeless and I think about suicide a lot. I swear I get closer and closer to jumping in front of a train every week.
Anyway, I started learning how to build websites thanks to a class on skill share, which I created multiple emails for so I can keep getting those 2 month free trials, and I absolutely love it! So I did some research on Web Development and it just clicked, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have learned so much on my own, despite depression and anxiety wreaking havoc on my mind from time to time, and met so many amazing people who encourage me to be better and go for what I want in life, right now what I want is to be able to support my family and start a non profit to help young black girls like me struggling to find a career path they are passionate about. I also have a few app ideas for managing mental health. I just really want to help people. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to buy a mansion and let homeless people stay there so I can help them get their life together. But I’m rambling…
I have learned a lot on my own but what I really need is a classroom setting to push me further than I can get on my own. There is a coding school that opened up in my home town that recruited me to apply, so I did and I got accepted !Luckily for me there is an automatic $5000 scholarship for women but I am not eligible to get another scholarship because I applied too late. And I can’t get a loan because my credit score is too low and I already have student loan debt I don’t know anyone with an eligible credit score to be my cosigner either… I really have grown a lot because I would have withdrew my application right after learning that.
All I need is $11,000 for tuition and supplies.
-$3,000 for the deposit
-$7,000 for tuition
and about $1,000 for a Mac book.
here is my paypal link: paypal.me/varahx
I’m supposed to start on the 25th this month. But if I don’t get all the money beforehand I can push the start date back up to 6 weeks. They said I should get the mac book first because it’s going to take me a while to get used to the new environment, and they’re right. I haven’t used a mac in like… 10+ years. I was hoping that I can continue to use my windows laptop because it’s been working well so far but no. I have to have a mac.
I know I can continue learning on my own but with this school I will be able to get a job in 17 weeks. That’s a lot sooner than I will be able to on my own. Any help is greatly appreciated and I promise to pay it forward. Or even Pay you back if you wish. I don’t like owing people. That’s all I really want to do. Pay it forward. Help some other young man or woman start their dream career. Help homeless people get their lives together. But in order to help these people I have to get my own career started and make sure my family and I are financially stable.
Thank you so much in advance, seriously. I need this.