Get Schooled

Ashley's #WeBelongInCollege Story

Last updated January 23, 2021

At 21, as a young mother, Ashley decided to go to college, wanting to show her daughter that there could be more to their life. Things were going well until she was sentenced to four years in prison for a drunk driving accident. At that point, she lost hope and felt like prison was where she belonged.

A program in the prison became her light, encouraging her that there was a life on the other side for her and it involved college. After she was released, she enrolled in college.

Ashley still experiences many challenges , but she stays fueled by the women she met in prison, and remembering to take life “one day at a time.” She wants to become a social worker, to help others. 

Ashley was a recipient of a $1,000 #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship. Meet the other #WeBelongInCollege Scholarship Winners!

Explore your goals

SEP Campuses #WeBelongInCollege

Let Get Schooled help you achieve your goals

Sign UpLog In

Related


#WeBelongInCollege Story Release

Teá's #WeBelongInCollege Story

Listen to Teá's #WeBelongInCollege story, the hardships that she's faced, and how she's found motivation to continue pursuing a higher education.

Tyreisha's #WeBelongInCollege Story

Listen to Tyreisha's #WeBelongInCollege story, the hardships that she's faced, and how she's found motivation to continue pursuing a higher education.

Maria's #WeBelongInCollege Story

Read Maria's #WeBelongInCollege story about the hardships she's faced and how she's overcome those hardships to pursue a higher education.

Get Schooled helps young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both.

About UsOur TeamBoard of DirectorsFAQ

Pursue Your Goal

©2021 Get Schooled