06.26.2019

Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years? 2019 Treehouse Grads Share Plans

By Trent Freeman, Treehouse Marketing and Communications

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We asked our 2019 graduates and persistent fifth-year seniors two questions as they make plans for life beyond high school: Why is graduating important to you? And where do you see yourself in 10 years? Here are the responses from 18 youth.

Congratulations to all of our students who finished high school because it had meaning for them and their ongoing plans!

Rayanne, West Valley High School: “It’s important for me to graduate because it was a very difficult goal for me to achieve, and I’m finally there. In 10 years, I see myself in law school.”

Madi, Shadle Park High School: “I’m going to graduate in 13 days! In 10 years, I see myself graduating not only from community college where I’m going next year but from a four-year college, probably Eastern, and doing some kind of social work.”

Kyle, Sammamish High School: “Graduating is important to me because it is my key to breaking the cycle of poverty. In 10 years, I see myself happy, comfortable and with a house.”

May, Franklin High School: “Graduating is important to me because I’m the one in my family who was raised in another country. In 10 years, I see myself as a social worker working with kids.”

Lakia, Governor John R. Rogers High School: “Graduating is important to me because I’ll get high paying jobs and better college. I see myself in 10 years as an ultrasound tech.”

Misty, Sehome High School: “Graduating is important to me because it’s going to help me achieve my goals in the future, and I see myself in 10 years having a master’s degree in psychology and working with children.”

Tori, Gravity High School: “Why it’s important to me that I’m graduating is because it’s cool to be able to prove a lot of people in my life wrong, and that I graduated a year early also is pretty cool. Where I see myself in 10 years is hopefully in a job welding for construction companies and maybe married.”

Simone, Ingraham High School: “Graduating is important to me because I would be the first one in my family to do so. In 10 years, I see myself as a cop.”

Tyrell, Shadle Park High School: “What I would like to be as an adult and in my future would be a music producer, and I’ve been taking steps to go to college for audio engineering and furthering myself educationally wise. In the next 10 years, I will hopefully be a millionaire.”

Lukas, Ingraham High School: “Graduating is important to me because I’d be the first person in my family to do it, and it’d be a really big accomplishment. In 10 years, I see myself as a makeup artist.”

Jessie, Shadle Park High School: “For two years I’m going to be going to the Falls (Spokane Falls Community College). In the other two years, I’m going to transfer hopefully to the Art Institute of Seattle. For my job/career, I want to be a tattoo artist.”

Maya, Mount Vernon High School: “Graduation is important to me because it helped me be successful. In 10 years, I see myself in the military saving lives.”

Junie, Lincoln High School: “Graduating is important to me because I want to break the cycle of poverty so that my family never has to be in foster care again. In 10 years, I see myself working as a mental health counselor who helps youth with trauma. I see myself achieving this by getting my degree at
Seattle University.”

Daniel, Dishman Hills High School: “Graduating is important to me because I believe it’s definitely something you should do. It’s something I said I was going to do, so I’m glad I did it. In 10 years, I see myself being successful in my own ways with a family, and I just want that for everyone.”

Jeremy, Squalicum High School: “I am graduating and it is important to me because I will be done with high school. In 10 years, I see myself in a country house that I have built.”

Kris, West Valley High School: “Graduating is important to me because it’s the next step to my life and being an adult. In 10 years, I see myself as being a positive role model to possibly other co-workers and working.”

Bailey, Sedro-Woolley High School: “Graduating is important to me because I plan on going to college. In 10 years, I see myself owning my own business and owning a farm.”

Sana, Bellingham High School: “Graduating is important to me because it’s important to be successful in your life. In 10 years, I see myself becoming a doctor.”

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Trent Freeman is Director, Marketing & Communications at Treehouse.


Comments (2)

Chelo Gable

July 17, 2019

Well done! It’s important to hear these kids talk about accomplishment that most of us take for granted – we don’t think of how difficult it can be for for kids due to circumstances beyond their control. I wish their was a next step of support for them – mentoring for this next phase of life. Haha, that’s where I see MYSELF in ten years: running a mentorship program for aged out foster kids.

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Jesse Colman

July 22, 2019

Hi Chelo -Come join us. Treehouse just started a post high school program for young people exiting foster care. You can learn more about it at here. The program focuses on on career coaching, securing a living wage and obtaining stable housing.

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