Anita Goes to College

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Anita Goes to College

Going off to college can be a frightening experience for anyone. But if you are the first in your family to go, and you live in poverty, and you were sexually exploited…then “frightening” takes on a whole new meaning in preparing to go off to school.
 
Anita thrived under the support of youthSpark’s clinical care staff. She didn’t start out in good shape cognitively and emotionally, but over time she kept getting stronger and stronger. How did she do it? By learning to have dreams and aspirations, then learning to identify and grow her natural strengths. Through this approach, we were able to help Anita fulfill a dream she never realized she had: attend college. The transition wasn’t easy, but Anita has learned to be resilient and to lean on the support system surrounding her.

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