Note to Student #6: You Were Not Born to be Mediocre.

Student,

Don’t be like most of us. Most of us give up on our dreams. Most of us learn to accept defeat without putting up much of a fight. Most of us are cool with being average.

Dont be like us.

You are not here to be average. You are not here to merely survive. Student, you were not brought into this world to be mediocre.

You are here to achieve greatness.

Get to work. We need you to do the work that you were put on this planet to do. We need you to become who you are meant to become.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Note to Student #4: $TEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Student,

As of August 2016, half of all high-paying jobs in America require at least some computer coding knowledge or skill.

“High paying” is defined by an annual income of $60,000 or more. If terms like SQL, Python, and Javascript aren’t familiar to you, then half of all U.S. companies will not be interested in hiring you.

Just something you should think about the next time you’re chilling on social media, watching TV, or playing video games.

Why not teach yourself to code. Khan Academy has a free course and it’s the real deal. 

Your future matters. Learn.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Note to Student #2: You are the Company You Keep

Student,

If your friends drink, eventually you will begin to drink. If you are friends with smokers, you will become a smoker. If you hang out with robbers, thieves, pill heads and otherwise trifling people, you too will become trifling.

Just the same, if you hang out with friends who are focused on school, you too, will focus more on school. If your friends spend their evenings studying, you will find yourself studying more. If your friends strive for excellence, you will begin to expect excellence from yourself, too.

Please be intentional about who you choose to be friends with, for you are the company you keep.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.