On Saturday September 28th, I attended the Let Us Make Man Conference in Montgomery, AL as a part of the GEAR UP Alabama program. Most teenagers don’t like to get up at five in the morning on weekends, but I just felt like I needed to go for the betterment of myself. I must say that I made the right choice by going to this conference.

Throughout the day we were separated into three different sessions all meant to help us and provide us with information. From beginning to end, we were welcomed into a positive environment with wonderful people taking time out of their busy lives to be there for us. My favorite session for the all female Chat and Chew lunch. In this session I was amazed by four strong women encouraging and motivating me to become the best version of myself that I can be. These women talked and listened to our views on multiple topics. As a young high school student who deeply cares about her education and future, these ladies helped me understand that yes, there will be roadblocks and failures at times, but as long as I continue to be dedicated and work hard, I can become the successful entrepreneur I want to be. I left this conference feeling great about myself as well as my future. Now I’m ready to take on the world, conquer my dreams, and be a great role model to other young girls around the world.