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Breaking Down Barriers to Higher Ed

By Elishia Basner posted 06-05-2020 08:01

I'm sure they are out there somewhere, but I don't know of any prominent female role models who came from poverty and didn't realize the value of education when they were young. I've read the stories and biographies of so many successful women. While they also overcame their impoverished circumstances, they had a leg up in a way that I don't feel ever existed for many of my peers and me. Someone told them that there was more out there, that education could help them break free, but who was it that let them in on the secret?