Robert Taylor, Jr.

My sister and I were afforded great opportunities to attend summer camps at East Carolina University and my mom was extremely supportive and encouraged us to go. However, she didn’t know too many other ways to prepare us for college.

Higher education just wasn’t an option for her generation.

My sister was in the first class in North Carolina to attend a workshop. When she came back as a Peer Leader, she was so excited to go to college. A year later, I followed in her footsteps and became a Peer Leader in 2006. It was then that I not only became interested in college but I knew that I would actually go to college. My sister and I both became first generation college students…and graduates!

College Summit isn’t just an organization that helped me go to college. It is truly an organization that has helped prepare, support, and develop Robert Taylor, Jr.