Compton High grad gets boost from Compton College
Majesty Goodlow Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise Program aids mom pursue college with less financial woes COMPTON – Majesty Goodlow is a 2019 Compton High School graduate currently enrolled at Compton College practically free from cost
Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise Program aids mom pursue college with less financial woes
COMPTON – Majesty Goodlow is a 2019 Compton High School graduate currently enrolled at Compton College practically free from cost through the Oliver W. Conner College Promise Program, which provides two years of waived enrollment fees, and other benefits for local high school graduates.
A child development major, Goodlow expressed one day owning a business that improves the lives of children and their families.
“I would like to be an administrator of some type of program that emphasizes strong family values and economic empowerment, as well as teaching life skills that augment the environment in the urban community,” she said.
This month, Goodlow will begin her second semester at Compton College. She said the close proximity of Compton College to home affords her the convenience of attending to her son’s needs while also getting an education. In addition to her college studies and raising her son, Goodlow volunteers at the Walter R. Tucker Park in Compton, where she helps children with homework, and teaches a youth dance group she founded called Explosive Dance Team.
Through the Oliver W. Conner Promise Program, high school graduates from the Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount unified school districts enrolled full time for 12 units are guaranteed admission with enrollment fees waived two years and up to $400 per year for textbooks, course materials, and supplies.
Under the program, enrollment fees for the fall semester, winter term, spring semester, and summer sessions are paid during a two-year period.
“The Oliver W. Conner Promise Program has continued to be a valuable resource that enables me, through support programs, guidance and counseling, to know what is expected of me,” said Goodlow. “I believe the program [will be] instrumental in propelling me to [be] more than just an average student.”
Enrollment is currently in progress for Compton, Lynwood, and Paramount high school seniors who will graduate this June. For more information or to apply online for the Compton College’s Oliver W. Conner Promise Program, visit http://www.compton.edu/student/comptonpromise/ or call the Compton College Office of Outreach and School Relations at (310) 900-1600, ext. 2767.