We now begin a journey where difficulty always lies at the forefront of success. Whatever obstacle may be thrown at us, you know that with the right track, the right mindset, and the right attitude anything is possible. I began as an immigrant from the Middle East, no one providing me with the proper guidance to support me in school and for what lies after. I persevered through all the anguish, the travesties, and difficulties not only in education, but for my family as a migrant family. I'm now a scholar at my college where people look up to me, and view me as the inspirational story because I knew that what lies behind us is history, and what lies before us will be a mystery. But today is a gift worth living and we must cherish this gift with every fiber in our being, because this gift is what will make us who we are. This is why the gift is called the present. Thank you for helping our dreams of making the first generation the next generation.
Charbel M. Aoun
President & Co-Founder
Georgia First Generation Foundation, Corp.