First Literacy Scholar: Christian

Christian grew up in a single parent household that struggled to make ends meet and was plagued with alcoholism. With the help of public aid, Christian was able to survive, but life was not easy. In high school, he was constantly bullied for who he was, and how he looked. This behavior led him down a path of depression and eventually caused him to drop out of school fully. Although education was on the back burner, Christian continued to find ways to support himself with various positions in the food industry. After some time he realized he wanted more for his life, and saw education as the enabler. He recently completed his High School Equivalency and has enrolled in North Shore Community College with the hopes of one day becoming an aesthetic nurse.