Personal Story of Terron Ferguson, Class of 2004
Graduate of Morehouse College, London School of Economics and New York University School of Law.
Initially, I thought I exclusively owed my complete success at Ransom Everglades School to John Flickinger and the Breakthrough Miami (formerly Summerbridge) program, but now I realize that I also owe Ransom Everglades School.
It is truly a private school serving a public purpose. In an attempt to repay my debt to both BM and RE, I decided to become a volunteer and teacher. This was the best decision of my life because I was given the opportunity to put the same smile on kids’ faces that teachers put on mine.
I loved having a positive impact on the kids. They were very responsive and enjoyed every innovative way I tried to teach a lesson.
In addition to the influence I had on the kids, I also appreciate the possible career option teaching at Breakthrough Miami gives you. I never intended on being a teacher, but now that alternative lies in the back of my mind. However, I do know that because of BM, I’ll base my occupation on serving my community and opening doors for others.
I wholeheartedly thank Breakthrough Miami and Ransom Everglades School for demonstrating to me that it is not what you get out of the world, but what you put in it.