Student Profile: Kylin Lowe (Downers Grove, Ill.)

Date: October 1, 2013

Kylin is a junior from District 87.

OES: Think back to when you first joined us. What was your initial reaction to the program?

KL: I was surprised at how different it was from my old school. I learn better here.

OES: Why is that?

KL: I can sit and focus so I get a lot done. I can work at my own pace.

OES: Anything else?

KL: The teachers. Here they get to the main point. They give good examples and details.

OES: Is the work you are doing easier here?

KL: No, it actually might be harder but I’m getting everything done.

OES: Recently we’ve begun doing work together in small groups. How do you like working that way?

KL: I like working that way. It’s nice working with other students and the teachers make the lessons more interesting.

OES: How do you feel about yourself as a student?

KL: I feel better about myself. I have more confidence. I feel like I can learn anything. I used to have problems learning, Now I just sit down and do it.

OES: What are your short term goals?

KL: I want to get back to my school and graduate.

OES: What about long range plans?

KL: After high school I’m going to take a little time off before I join the Marines. When I’m out of the Marines I plan on going to college. Someday I’d like to start a family.


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