Propel America is Like Family

by Taryn Fletcher, Ed.D, Executive Director, Propel America New Jersey

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When I left high school, all I wanted to do was “start my life.” I liked the idea of independence and getting into a career early. I was eager to fulfill my goals.

A lot of our Propel fellows are like this, too. I see that part of myself in them. I see the eagerness I felt, the determination. I remember feeling that excited and hopeful about my future. The ambition to just go begin knocking down your goals. I completely get why they want to start now.

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