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Share your story of how you did it! Give other students advice on how you went back to school and achieved your goals. You can use the questions below to help shape your story or you can create your own style and format!  Make sure you check out the submission guidelines below to learn how to upload your video.

You can share your story in two different ways:

  • You can write your story, similar to an essay, and post it to our Tumblr site, www.tumblr.com/youcantoonyc. Or email us with your story, and we will upload it for you! Email your story 
  • You can film you story, and then upload it to our YouTube page, www.YouTube.com/youcantoonyc. Follow the guidelines below to make sure your video can be seen by everyone!

Questions that can help guide your story:
  1. Tell us about yourself. What is your first name? Where did you grow up? 
  2. Did you complete high school? If not, why?
  3. What motivated you to return to school?
  4. What are some challenges you have faced in returning to school?
  5. What advice do you have for other students who want to reach their goals?
  6. What are your future goals? How do you plan to get there? 
**Make sure you say “If I did it, you can too!” at the end of your video. This helps everyone know that you are part of the YouCanToo! community.

Video Submission Guidelines:
  1. Use a YouTube or Google account
    To upload your video, you must have a valid YouTube account.
    Create a YouTube account
     
  2. Make sure the sound is clear!
    Make sure you shoot your video in a quiet environment so that we all can hear it!
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