Motivated to Achieve: Meet Chelsey Solis, College Pathways Scholar

Chelsey Solis


Graduating from high school is a major milestone in the life of a young person. But for Chelsey, she knew she wanted to go farther. As a student at Austin Community College, she is on her way to fulfilling her goal in the medical field. Read more about Chelsey, in her own words, and how the College Pathways program has affected her life.

Academic Institution: Austin Community College
Declared Major: Sonography
Hometown: San Marcos, Texas

Prior to Job Corps and this program (College Pathways), I never really had anyone to push me or motivate me to go to college. After graduating high school, I worked in a coffee shop for over four years before realizing that I wanted to do more with my life. I was still unsure of what I wanted to go to school for, but I knew that I did not want to be a barista forever. I immediately contacted Gary Job Corps, a trade school in my home town of San Marcos, Texas. I started school right away, and was able gain a few certifications before learning about the College Pathways program.

I currently attend Austin Community College with a two-year scholarship. If it weren’t for this program, I likely would not be in college right now. I look forward to completing school with an Associates of Applied Science degree, and becoming an obstetric sonographer.

Learn more about the College Pathways program, a partnership between the Tom Joyner Foundation and Job Corps.

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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