By: Ka’Myreha, PLANS Co-op program participant
Hi my name is Ka’Myreha, I enjoy playing basketball I have been playing basketball for about 7 years now. I highly enjoy playing basketball with my family and friends. I enjoy listening to music such as R & B, rap and more. I love going on road trips with my family and friends. I personally think music and trips are relaxing. I joined the plans co-op because I wanted to learn about universities and colleges such as Dalhousie University and their Transition Year Program (TYP) program. My cousin was in the program and is in their second year at Dalhousie and she loves it. I think I can do the TYP program because I have faith in myself but also, I just wanted to get to know what you do in the program and how it works and how you would apply because I would like to apply very soon. The plans co-op program has shown me that I have a chance to pursue what I want in life. I also feel that I can do it if I really push and work really hard. I also joined the PLANS Co-op because of the benefits the TYP program had and how it helps you get prepared for university and support your education financially. My cousin has told me that you can meet different people from Black communities and that sounds pretty fun meeting new people that share my race and getting to know them.
When we had the microscopes in the class, I really found that it got my attention. I felt myself contemplating pursuing a as a scientist as opposed to a health care worker. But then I quickly remembered that I have always wanted to be a care worker my entire life, but I will always think about becoming a scientist as a second job just because it sounds fun. They use microscopes and the way it looked inside the glass was amazing. I really had a good time doing the PLANS Co-op program. It was an amazing experience for me and I think everyone should do the PLANS Co-op because it’s a good opportunity to learn about the TYP program, universities and colleges.
My time as a PLANS Co-op student has helped me cultivate a passion for health/science fields. I plan to become a care worker in the future. I want to be this because I want to help older people and be there for them. I would like to experience why people enjoy working as a care worker and how things work in this field.