“Earn to Learn FL has helped me overcome my challenges by giving me hope: hope that I won’t graduate drowning in debt, and hope that college is a realistic goal for me, despite the financial circumstances I came from.”
Alex grew up in a low-income household, so he and his twin brother Adam knew they had to figure out college on their own. Alex always remembers the support of his counselors, mentors, and family. This support and his own internal motivation fuel his drive to complete his degree.
He also says he is thankful for the money management lessons he has learned from the required Financial Literacy Training, as well as the practical skills he has learned from setting a savings goal and making regular deposits to reach it. With these lessons in hand, he envisions completing school as only the first of many accomplishments.