Georgia State University,
Meet Kaylyn, who thinks Wayne Gretzky was spot on when he said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” As a College AIM Ambassador and Collegian, she’s had the opportunity to see the great impact this program has on any young person looking for guidance, especially those who have been systematically excluded from pursuing higher education. Combining her own experience as a high school student with College AIM with her time as an Ambassador supporting her peers has allowed her a wider perspective, fortifying her belief in the program. She stands by the fact that College AIM is beneficial to all who partake. Her personal core value is inspiration; she’s constantly inspired by those overcoming adversity and the potential residing in everyone.
Kaylyn is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Social Entrepreneurship. Her favorite course thus far has been World History 2110, a course she dreaded because of memorization-heavy material. To her surprise though, she overcame her hesitation and finished with a shiny A+! She found that connecting with the professor had a big impact on her love for the course.
Kaylyn’s growth mindset is an ongoing theme; during her free time, or me-time as she refers, her hobbies include watching self-care tutorials and informative finance flicks. Gospel and soul are usually pouring from her speakers as she writes and reads. Her campus activities include ample volunteer positions as well as mentoring and networking events. Her experience with College AIM has crossed over from high school to college; from check-in’s and stipend assistance to career development advice, she feels supported and seen.
Her future is full and bright as she foresees owning a non-profit by 2022, a house by 2025, and investing in real estate properties before 2023. She’ll be the first in her family to earn a degree—we’re so proud! Holding those credentials, along with her innate skills and dedication, will be the pillar solidifying her hard work.
You can be anything, Kaylyn!