First Literacy Scholar: Yves


Yves was born and raised in Haiti. When Yves arrived in the U.S. she was met with many challenges. As a single mother of three, Yves struggled to juggle work and support her daughter who battled severe depression. The enforced isolation during the pandemic was hard for all of them, but it caused her to form “many positive changes in my life.” She recognized her competence and success in meeting the various challenges facing her and learned that she could succeed and not be discouraged. The First Literacy scholarship kept her motivated and persistent in following her career path. She was accepted into nursing program at Mount Wachusett Community College and was guaranteed future admission to Fitchburg State University’s online bachelor’s program in nursing. Yves is looking forward to passing along help to others just as others have helped her.

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