Words cannot express the outrage that filled my spirit when I learned that the Entrepreneurship program is in danger of being discontinued and that Mr. Scott Steward would lose his position as an instructor at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy. The entrepreneurship program holds just as much importance as the science, english, and mathematics programs offered at Gwendolyn Brooks. Through entrepreneurship, you are taught to strengthen your reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and how to apply them in the real world, the world of business. Mr. Steward taught me, personally, just how much power I have and how valuable my ideas are. He and the Entrepreneurship program gave me the courage to use my voice and bring my ideas to life, which is something that I never had before. My most cherished memories of being a student at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy include Mr. Steward and all of the lessons that he taught myself and the rest of the students that worked closely with him. Mr. Steward was more than just my teacher. He was and still is a role model and a mentor, and I will never be able to repay him for all of the opportunities he gave me and all of the lessons that he taught me. I know that I would not be the person and the entrepreneur that I am today if I had not had the opportunity to take Entrepreneurship and have him as my guide. Mr. Steward is a teacher that will never give up on you. He will push you and push you but after all of the pushing, you'll see that the end result is magical. If Mr. Steward were to lose his position at Gwendolyn Brooks, then Brooks would have lost their most dedicated, passionate, most accomplished, influential and inspirational teacher and students would miss out on the wonderful and life changing opportunities and lessons that the Entrepreneurship program offers.
Please offer your signature to support this petition to save the entrepreneurship program and to help our beloved Mr. Steward keep his position as an intructor at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy.
Carlisha Hicks (Brooks Alumni)
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