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Peter Thompson

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Education

American InterContinental University

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Non-Profit Organization Management

    • Dream career goals:

      Director / Founder

      Public services

      • Advocacy

        , 🐴🐒 Family Rescue Shelter — Founder
        2020 – Present

      Future Interests

      Volunteering

      Philanthropy

      Entrepreneurship

      WCEJ Thornton Foundation Low-Income Scholarship
      Winner
      My greatest achievement recently was to register for college. Currently enrolled at American Intercontinental University for my bachelor's degree in business administration. Regestring in college after graduating highschool in 1976 at 63 years young is a big accomplishment. Achieving a grade point average between 3.9 and 4.0 is even more breath taking. The motivation of a person going to high school in the South Bronx of New York, where teaches were threatened, robbed after school, playing music in class, police officers patrolling the hallways in the 70's. Thinking back if those years were scary, until the 90"s when I found out Colen Powell attended the same high school, but earlier than I did was inparational. I have never performed as an over achiever in the past, one could say that I never found a purpose. My brother attended community college in New York, and never received a degree, and I never found the need or the importance of college. My brother told me if you don't have a goal or the career you chose doesn't require college don't enroll. In 2019, I was speaking with my wife, we have two children with intellectual problems, they both had IEP"a in school. Michael the oldest out girls in front of education, cutting class, being disruptive. We found out that Michael could not pass state testing due to his disability. The high school said Michael could graduate with a superintendent review, Michael was 19 soon to be 20 years old. The question was allow him to get left back and risk dropping out, or let him graduate then try to elevate his later on. The conclusion was let Michael graduate with a low reading level, limited mathematical skills. What a burden to take on, Michael talked about going to college, joining the military. Michael would find out later, he could not pass entery tests for college or the military. Michael became very disappointed finally understanding the importance of school, questions arose about why and how this happened. Michael always asked why upon the graduating ceremony his diploma not in the cover. We told him they a still printing them out. The real reason was the superintendent had not signed off, and he was being passed regardless of his grades. After applying for college, and the military with low scores, we decided to tell him how he graduated. Michael became rebellious, and disassocated with education. He tried several times to obtain his driver's permit with no success. I told Michael I would help him if he was willing to lean. Michael decided to take advantage of my help, we used flash cards made up of guestions on the driver's test course. Michael decided to take the test upon turning twenty two in 2022, he passed the test missing only five questions. Michael's confidence level increases, and has now decided that education was important. Working with flash cards he has aquired the ability to learn. In 2020, I decided to prepare and submit an application for a 501(3)(c), and in 2021 was approved. I devote this achievement to Michael. The nonprofit organization focuses on providing education to foster youths with learning disabilities, provide life skills, vocational learning, by using new technology such as holograms, 3 dimentional technology. I believe that education needs to change from the old way, different from what Horance Mann first introduced in the 1800's. Youths should not just get a pass, society will suffer in the long run without proper education or the lack of life skills. Colleges are suffering from highschool education in the United States, we need to make a change, or our youth will suffer graduating without a proper education. After enrollment at The American Intercontinental University my fear was the academic challenge. After graduating in 1976, could I meet the challenge or fail. I have surprised myself achieving a grade point average between 3.9 and a 4.0. My determination to succeed and the confidence to succeed has given me the inspiration to accomplish my goal with the nonprofit organization. In my heart the ability to change the life of youths has sky rocketed. I have a purpose to make this happen, that is my goal if I can just find financial assistance. Respectfully submitted, Peter Thompson