Hi I'm Jack and I live in Lower Merion, PA with my mom and two younger sisters. When I grow up I want to be successful
Ever since my dad went back to jail I have been taking care of my family. It has been a lot easier since my mom got a job that is closer to our home and pays more than her old one. I still want to get an after school job to help with the bills.
Since we live in a fairly prosperous neighborhood we have access to good nutrition. Although it is more expensive we try to eat some healthful foods, this helps to prevent my sisters and I from getting sick.
On top of my responsabilities at home I still go to school everyday, and try my best to get good grades. I am very fortunate that I go to a school with so many opportunities; opportunities like AP courses and dozens of clubs. I work hard so what when I graduate hopefully I will receive a scholarship.
I went to my local convenience store to ask for a job. Fortunately there was an opening and after I submitted my application and my most recent report card, I got the job! Now I can use this money to help my family and save for college!
Does place matter?
Sometimes when I lay in bed at night, I wonder what my life would be like if I grew up in a different place.