When I began applying to colleges, I was fearful. Fearful about whether or not I would be accepted. Fearful about how I would manage. Fearful about how I would pay for my education on my own. Growing up in a single parent household, with the umbrella of my father’s mistakes shading everything we did was distressing. I started losing hope in ever having a future beyond what my parents provided. Creative Corrections Education Foundation changed that mindset and gave me hope. Besides the very generous monetary support I received for my education, CCEF showed me they believed in my abilities that I was worth the effort and for that type of commitment to me, I will be eternally grateful.