By Adriana Nuñez, NPA Class of 2020, OLP Class of 2024
Ever since the start of middle school, the Graduate Support Program (GSP) at Nativity Prep has instilled into my head the importance of education, specifically, in receiving a college degree. During my time at Nativity Prep, I would look forward to GSP on Thursdays because we would always do something interesting and exciting. For example, I specifically remember making a post-board project on a future career that interested me, and though the career I chose during 7th grade might not be a career that I am interested in now, GSP opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of different careers that I could explore when I was older.
Many things changed upon my arrival to high school, but one thing that stayed constant was my involvement in the Graduate Support Program every single Thursday after school. Throughout my high school career as a freshman, sophomore, and junior, I have received tutoring, attended career fairs/presentations, built a resume, and have also received SAT/ACT prep all through the GSP program. I can without a doubt say that as a senior, beginning in the summer, I have received an overwhelming amount of help and support from the amazing staff who partake in GSP. I am forever grateful for the GSP staff who are helping me to navigate the college application process as well as applying to scholarships and writing college essays. Unfortunately, as a daughter of immigrant parents, there are many things that my parents are not able to assist me with, especially during this intense process/time of college applications but, I am blessed to have a community of support at Nativity Prep who is always more than willing to answer my questions and assist me in anything that I might need help with. This being said, I attend the weekly GSP workshops because I know that I have a community of support there and that the staff genuinely cares about me and my questions and most of all, they want to see me succeed.