College Students Share What Keeps Them on Track to Graduate

April 14, 2017

Matthew Gates, 22, is from Bowie, Maryland and is currently studying Journalism at Hampton University. He is an active advocate for the queer and bleeding disorders community, using various platforms to spread awareness. As an Eagle Scout, one important slogan that Matthew carries, in his everyday life, is the saying “do a good turn daily.” Matthew believes that kindness is contagious and when we allow ourselves to be a light and spread kindness, people find beauty in that are encouraged to do the same.

Taking the step to further your education, at a University, requires a lot of responsibility. According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 85% of college students reported that they had felt overwhelmed by everything they had to do at some point within the past year. In this video, three college students talk about how their motivators help them to push through their college years.