Today’s guest was Vannessa Ramirez,
Hope Life Skills alum, Hope High School 2010 graduate and presently the Community Relations Chairwoman at Millennial Rhode Island and Good Fund Loan Officer. Today’s Hope
Life Skills host was Khadiatou Njie.
There were many lessons Vannessa shared
with the Life Skills class from her life’s journey from her birth and early childhood in New York city to her life in Providence. Vannessa, most importantly, gave the students a message about unique talents and unique gifts which, in many cases, gives them an advantage over others from more privileged backgrounds and schools.
“What you may think are disadvantages
we endure which diminish our chances for success,
I believe are advantages
which develop certain qualities and attitudes which ultimately give us advantages over those livning more privileged lives.
Don’t doubt yourself.
With hard work and great networks of diverse, ethical, smart, successful people,
you all have the potential to be very successful and, yes, even greatness”.