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. 
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.