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Total loan: $6,500

Taihla

Mckeesport, PA, United States / Services

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A loan helped secure a safe location to properly serve children and families in low income communities.


Taihla's story

I am from Pittsburgh, PA. I attended charter schools growing up where all the staff was like family, the classes were small and more intimate. I always had high honor roll and adults wanting me to succeed. I always felt safe and loved knowing everyone around me cared about my education and future. I wasn't always aware of how blessed I was to have this but more than ever, do I understand this, and this is why I must open M.O.O.K.S. (Making all Of Our Kids Smile). So many children aren't fortunate enough to be in a safe environment and have people who love and want to see them happy and learning to become a better them. I want to make this possible to all. I have worked with children with disabilities for the past five years and that has impacted my life so much to want to help and teach. I am 25 and I have teachers, mentors and community activist that I can still call on to this day and I want a child twenty five years from now to be able to say the same about Ms. Currington. The childcare business just like healthcare is always going to be needed. But just like healthcare, you must have a passion to teach, a heart to help and hand to give. I believe I can make a difference in not only the children’s lives, but the education field and the community I plan to serve. My dream is to own a private boarding school providing, a safe home and prestigious education for children living in foster care or recently escaping tragic situations. I want M.O.O.K.S to be a safe zone that makes learning fun and accessible.