We are fortunate to have a variety of options for higher education in the Prescott area. Options such as the highly rated Yavapai College, Prescott College, NAU, and Embry Riddle are all in our own backyard. A college education is beneficial in many ways, and the financial and emotional pay-off in the end is nearly priceless. It takes dedication and determination to complete the journey and to go to the next level. This sacrifice is true for all individuals, but the struggle is even more significant for someone who is homeless, in the middle of a life crisis, or someone who is experiencing a financial crisis.
Don’t Let Life Circumstance Hold You Back
You may have heard this view on life, “It’s not about what life gives you, but how do you respond to life?” In fact, famous Author and speaker, Charles Swindoll author or the book, The Grace Awakening says…
We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”
How Do You Respond to Life?
Recently at Agape House of Prescott, we have had the joy of coming alongside a special individual. This Prescott resident, we will call her Kelly, got hit a second time from a legal issue that occurred over ten years ago. Sadly, her new employment brought an old court issue to light. Her “record” was over ten years old, and although she has turned from her ways, and paid her dues, life consequences still exist.
Kelly was without work for four months. However, Kelly did not let this court issue set her back. Although it took four months for the paperwork to clear, Kelly was determined and persistent. She completed every item that the legal system required and submitted all of the items in a timely fashion. In the meantime, Kelly began looking for alternative employment. Kelly didn’t stop there, during her unemployment, she took the extra time to take extra classes at Yavapai College while waiting for the legal issues to clear up. Since she was able to spend more time on her school work, Kelly was able to receive all A’s!
Be sure to make the most of each situation!
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
The path of a college education was not easy for Kelly, or anyone else, but the rewards at the end of the path are plentiful. We are so proud of the journey Kelly completed. Take a look at the steps she took and the reward she won!
- Researched scholarships
- Referral Letters of High Character were required, written, and obtained
- Applied for and received Financial Aid
- Applied for scholarships, WON A SCHOLARSHIP! TWICE!
- Registered for classes
- Arranged for work schedule and childcare
- Faithfully attended class
- Maintained satisfactory GPA
- Completed practicums
It was a long road for Kelly. It was a journey that was completed with determination and excellence! A huge congratulations to our newest Yavapai College graduate!
Contact us if you would like more information on what Agape House has been doing in the Prescott area for our families in crisis. We can always use volunteers, financial support, and prayer.