Just a little short of making my dream a reality!

Renee Myrie Start Date: Sep 22, 2017 - End Date: Dec 25, 2017
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Volunteer Trip
  • Accra, Ghana

My Travel Story

by: Renee Myrie Start Date: Sep 22, 2017 - End Date: Dec 25, 2017
  • Educational/Research Trip
  • Study/Degree Abroad
  • Volunteer Trip
Greetings. On my last birthday I realized my wanderlust and decided I wanted to Travel the world serving those in need. I'm a nurse who transferred to SUNY Brockport as a Junior transfer student and changed my major to Social Work with a minor in African American studies. My passion is to be able to assist those who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. I have a strong desire to work as a Social Worker with children or teenagers who are at risk for facing Homelessness or live in poverty. That's why going to Ghana would be a once in a lifetime chance for me so that I can serve those who are truly in need and soak up the Ghanaian culture. This is where my passion lies as I myself have experienced Homelessness as a teenager until I was able to get more stability and begin living on my own at only 15 years of age. So many people get into Human Services and don't have a sincere passion to serve people. My interest and desire to serve is genuine and something I can relate to on a more personal level. I also volunteer a lot where I live with people who are Homeless here in Rochester, New York. 

Since my minor is now African American studies, I signed up for Precolonial Africa, African American Issues and Institutional Racism. Each of my professors bring a passion to their respective classes that has sparked a deeper interest for me as an African American student on my ancestry. In precolonial Africa with Dr. Boston, we are currently learning about Ghanaian culture and history. It's amazing to me all the rich history as far as trade with other countries, import and exported goods, the Kings and royal families, traditions, stories about Ghanian warriors and their beliefs, their gold mines and even slavery back then. It's intriguing and I want to know more. Once I received the email from Professor Williams telling us about this opportunity to visit Accra, Ghana, I had to make an attempt to go and visit this beautiful place!

Being the determined person I am, I plan to apply for assistance and even take up a second job if I need to just to finance this once in a lifetime experience. It means just that much to me! I have a strong desire to be able to serve as many people as I can in this world and to be able to visit somewhere I had only previously heard of and learned about would be a dream come true. I humbly request that I am seriously considered considered for assistance with aid to make this dream a reality for me. From the bottom of my heart I would appreciate the opportunity and make the most of it. I thank you in advance for your consideration and appreciate the opportunity. With appreciation I also want to say thank you to everyone even offering help those in need. Thank you for reading my submission.

Renée Myrie

Brockport Junior,

Student 800308135
  • Accra, Ghana