A poet who knows the power of daydreams
As a child, Summer daydreamed of entering college. A minority within her Midwest community and growing up below the poverty level in a disadvantaged home, Summer was encouraged by her mother to succeed in scholastics to improve her financial situation. Becoming a mother herself during her senior year of high school, pursuit of college was put on hold.
Summer began to find her path and her voice through volunteer work – assisting developmentally disabled adults as well as guiding adolescent girls with enrichment activities. Through Poetry for Personal Power she advocates for the advancement of liberal arts within the mental health community. She sees her studies as giving her confidence and a better understanding of the world around her and the language of politics. With a 4.0 grade point average achieved in her first semester, Summer is energized to complete the journey toward a degree – hopefully in Political Science so that she can assist her community through both political thought and action.