Harris-Stowe State UniversityDajon

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Major: Mechanical engineering
Minor: Mathematics

Dajon prepared for college by attending a summer bridge program, which allowed him to take several college courses to better understand the expectations of higher education. His biggest challenge so far has been time management. Because college offers more freedom than high school, Dajon says it is important to budget time for homework and studying.

“I chose to go to college because I wanted something better for myself. I want to be successful in life and stop the generational cycle of struggle, poverty, and living paycheck to paycheck. Also, I want to be able to support my parents as they get older.”