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High School Students Coping with the Health Crisis | #WeBelongInCollege Stories

Last updated February 15, 2023

Students everywhere are struggling due to the current health crisis. Watch these stories and remember that you are not alone - so many other students are also figuring out how to cope during these trying times.

Eboni’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Eboni has big dreams, but since the pandemic hit, she has lost her two part-time jobs. Now she doesn’t know if she will have the money she needs to be able to attend college. Like so many students, she’s struggling to figure out how to keep working towards her higher education goals. 

Jazmyn’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Although this health crisis has affected Jazmyn’s life, she has found a silver lining: she has discovered a talent and a passion that she never knew she had. 

Olivia’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Like so many students, Olivia is painfully aware of all the senior year rituals she is going to miss out on because of the health crisis. She’s also worried about her dad losing his job and how that would affect her ability to pay for college. She is already bracing for the possibility that she won’t be able to afford to attend her dream school. In her story, Olivia shares how she is coping and keeping things in perspective.

Lauren’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

We never thought it was possible to pack this much inspiration in less than 30 seconds, but Lauren did it! And we agree: you have worked way too long and hard to give up now, and as Lauren says, “we will get through this together.”

Kirsten’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Kirsten speaks for all of us when she talks about worrying for her elderly relatives and loved ones who are especially vulnerable to the Coronavirus. We can also all relate to the challenge of staying focused when learning remotely. Luckily, Kirsten shares some tips to help all of us get through these tough times.

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