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LaTasha's Success Story


My name is LaTasha Davis-Gomiller and I am a student at Austin Can! Academy. I am 20 years old and have a loving baby girl named Talaya and a wonderful husband, Milton.  If it wasn''t for my husband being by my side and pushing me in the right direction, I wouldn''t be standing on that stage. I work full-time and am a full-time mom as well.  I grew up in foster care, and it wasn''t easy.  I made the best out of it and became a better person.  I wasn''t always the easiest person to get along with, but with the right people and being a little scared straight, I got my life together and was given a blessing from God, my beautiful family.  All my family helped me get to where I am today, I love them and thank them for everything that they have done for me.

I was trying and trying to find a school that would fit my work schedule and my budget.  I couldn''t go back to public school because it was going to take me longer to get my diploma and get where I wanted to be in life.  I tried an online school, but the cost got too much, so I dropped out.  I was driving by Austin Can! one day and I saw their sign with a phone number, so I called and came in.  I did what I had to do to get enrolled and start classes.  I was a little scared because I didn''t know what to expect because I was due to have a baby soon, I wasn''t sure they would accept me.  They did, and I give much love and thanks to Austin Can!.

What made me come back after having Talaya was the fact they had a home school for mothers that are trying to get their diploma until they can return to the campus.  The teachers and advisors are so helpful and understanding of people''s situations and take their time to help any student in need, instead of turning their backs on them.

Austin Can! helped me to understand that I don''t have to be scared to ask for help, that''s what they are here for and I thank them for that. They helped me achieve one of my biggest goals in life and I am so proud to be where I am today.  Thank you so much Austin Can!  for everything that you have done for me.

For my future I want to go to college and become a social worker to help young children and teenagers that are in similar or different situations that I have experienced in my life.  The simple point of having someone to be there and showing them that someone cares and they aren''t in this alone would be what I want to do with the rest of my life.  

I want to thank every teacher at Austin Can! for helping me to become a high school graduate!!!!

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