What Can A Community College Do For You? by Aleah

October 13, 2016


What Can A Community College Do For You?

Dear Youth Voices Community,

My name is Aleah Jefferson. I am a senior in Media Academy class of 2017.

The social inequity problem I am looking into is not enough Community College students graduate and land their dream jobs.  The demographic group I am most focused on for this inequity is low-income areas of color because the majority of suburban students are less likely to be of color and attend a community college. The reason I feel this is an inequity is because students of color are more likely to spend their money and receive an education that will not in the long run benefit them.

Right now, I believe a solution to this problem would be to higher more professional and acquitted college advisors and counselors.

Some might argue that some community college students do land the job of their dreams, making my research focus debatable.

Fremont High School seniors are now curating sources to explain our inequity and its impact on society and to develop arguments for why and how this inequity needs to be addressed. If you have ideas for sources I should explore, please send me those ideas or links in the comment section. I would greatly appreciate your feedback and help.


Aleah Jefferson
Fremont High School