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You’re helping Destiney ’23 decode her dreams

Destiney '23 smiling at the camera while working on a computerMeet Destiney ’23, a Computer and Information Science major who will enter her final year at Berea. Destiney grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where the historic effects of segregation gave her the impression that her future was already determined.

“My sisters and I always heard, ‘You’re going to drop out, no one will hire you, you won’t make it,’” she said. “It’s so easy to believe all that and feel like just one wrong move sends you down the wrong path.” The shadow of historic racial segregation in jobs, housing, schools, and more felt almost inescapable. Destiney felt as if the script for her life had already been written.

After being accepted to Berea College, she declared a Computer and Information Science major and never looked back.

“I had always wanted to learn how to code, but my school’s math classes were so behind I didn’t know how to teach myself. Berea gave me a chance I couldn’t pass up.”

Your generosity ensures Destiney and her classmates can follow their dreams to Berea College and beyond and for that, we want to say thank you. This Giving Day you have the chance to join the Berea community across the globe to support more dreams like Destiney’s.

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