Deja Bean-Hines is a senior at KIPP Sunnyside High School, in Houston. Because of her love of babies, she aspires to become a pediatrician or a neonatal doctor.

I Was So Afraid to Hit Submit on My College Application Because That Meant Leaving Home

by Deja Bean-Hines

One of the hardest things I’ve had to do was to hit the submit button on my application to Spelman because that means leaving home....


I believe all children can learn and achieve.
I believe we owe it to them to provide supportive learning opportunities and the chance to go to college.