New Career Pathways

Briannah Isaac 11th Grade New Utrecht

When I first entered high school I was very excited to mature and to take on my future. Throughout freshman year I was disappointed, noticing that all those around me knew what they wanted to do with their life. Although back then, I thought that I was indecisive. I’m a junior now and I realize that I was normal. During sophomore year I entered Brooklyn College Community Partnership and I am not exaggerating when I say it was by far the greatest club I could ever have joined.

BCCP is truly amazing it’s a place where you get to meet new people that go to your school that you would’ve never seen before but now they’re your closest friends. I met my coordinator Jon who was an artist and he actually lead me in the right career direction. I had always been interested in art, I would sketch and draw everywhere, but I was unsure and hesitant to pursue it. Instead I thought that I would become an orthodontist. Orthodontics are a safe career choice and they make good money, but I realized during this program that it wouldn’t make me happy and I would be stuck in a place where I was unsatisfied. Jon has not only helped me improve my art skills, but he is the reason why I have chosen to major in graphic design in college and minor in programming. Without BCCP wouldn’t have met the person that showed me what it is to do something you actually like.

During my internship at the elementary school I realized how much I loved children and they really made me happy. In fact, I was so excited to go there after school I filled up schedule with the elementary school. My time in there was beyond words, I had the most amazing boss the coworkers were very sweet and pleasant to be around, it really was a very welcoming and homely experience there. I loved teaching and helping the little kids they really admire you for helping them.

At BCCP we had an activity coordinator, Jeremy, who is very ambitious and outgoing. He really makes you want to step outside your comfort zone and experience new things. Jeremy is an actor and an acting/drama coach. He’s great with socializing and helped the whole group get to know each other with the activities he did. This extraordinary opportunity made me less socially awkward more outgoing and happy, it made me realize that I have skill that can help others. This is for the benefit of my future. My career will need the skill that BCCP has helped me achieve. The skills I have learned here I will apply later in life and for that I am so, so much more thankful. I am confident that I will be able to achieve the goals that I have set, Bccp is inspiring, it’s a family. I had so much fun and i can’t wait to see my coordinator next year.