Law School, Yes We Can-Armstrong 326
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Sat
Gregory Abukar-Duru was born in Missouri but later moved to Colorado. Even at a young age, he saw the effect of what law has on a person without the proper knowledge and guidance, thanks to custody battles between his sister’s father and her mother. Nevertheless, this has not stopped him from gaining help from others to pursue his dream career as a lawyer. The beginning of high school was a struggle for Gregory, but thanks to his family and the caring community, he increased his academic prowess. This taught him the importance of a community and getting help from others. Now with a newfound community to support him, he has shifted his objective from just becoming a lawyer to giving back to his community. He did this through community service towards senior care homes to local school events. By the time he ended his senior year of high school, he had completed twenty hours of community service and became a link leader in helping future first-year students. He was furthering the community further through his experience. Though he has been known for most of his life as being outgoing, overly talkative, and rambunctious, one common trait that peers will mention is his tenacity and drive to push his goals forward. Now becoming a fellow of Law School… Yes We Can Mentorship; this will give him a higher chance of making his goals a reality. With these lessons, he will enter his first year at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with confidence and pride.