Personal Narrative: The Upward Bound Program

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I am not going to tell a lie, but I had a troubled childhood. One where I was constantly bullied and insulted over the smallest things, and I did not do anything to protect myself. I did not seek out for help from my teachers, my friends, my counselors, and even my parents at the time. I had initially thought that all I had to do was to either endure it without any kind of help, or seek help from the others and be nothing more than a burden to others whom I had approached. Of course, those were wrong thoughts to have at the time, but I could not do anything about as I had a greater fear of feeling like a burden to those are busy or those who are even facing troubles of their own. And with that kind of mindset, I, unfortunately, had grown up into a shy and antisocial person who, at first, did not want to work with anyone and wanted to do things on …show more content…
And that very program was known as the Upward Bound program, also known as my second family. Thanks to Edgar, I was able to better understand what exactly this program is all about, a program in which helps out low-income families out so they are able to send off their children to a college for a greater education. With this in mind and knowing that my twin brother, Anthony Diaz, was also thinking about joining this program, I had taken that chance, and now, it is one choice that I will never forget for the rest of my natural life. Not only had they helped me figure out the nooks and crannies about college and a college degree, but they had also got me to leave my comfort zone for the very first time. For the first time since I was a child, I was able to make all kinds of new friends and finally rely on teamwork, not longer working as a lone wolf like in the past. I was able to make close relationship with all of the students and even all of the staff members who was part of the