Though I have yet to graduate, and have yet to decide what college I plan to go to, being able to attend Rio Salado through my high school has given me the feeling that what I do now, will undoubtedly will directly affect my behavior in the future. Since enrolling in Dual-Credit through Rio Salado College, my life has found a new purpose. After my recent move to Arizona, I sank into a deep depression, coming home and locking myself in my bedroom, avoiding anything that had to do with school. Only after I was enrolled in Rio Salado did I realize that itís important that I fight now to ensure that when I graduate I can make it into a great college. This realization brings me home everyday and forces me to dive, headfirst into my studies. Also, my reawakening has made it easier for me to finally begin to fit in. I am finally participating in school activities and functions; from here I can only see things going up. I hope that my participation in Rio Salado will one day help me get far, and undoubtedly, it already has. Forcing me to believe in myself I now am left only to seek to improve myself. As I am becoming more involved in both school and my community I hope that my options will become more open as I continue to grow, from the inside out. None of this could have ever been possible if it werenít for the power and opportunity Rio Salado College made me feel.