I’m Channon Conner, and I attend Health Careers campus at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where I started a project called Cookies 4 College. I came up with up the project to sell cookies to pay for college when I discovered I was applying for scholarships and grants and not receiving any. I began to worry about how I would pay for college, especially since I’m going into my senior year this fall.
Baking is a hobby for me, so it was no problem to do this. My dream college is Kent State University for pre-medicine. I want to become a pediatrician. I’ve been pursuing this goal since I was 5 years old and don’t plan on changing it.
I sell my cookies at a flat rate of $1 each — or you can get a great big one for $5. The cookies are as big as my flyers I pass out.
I have seven main kinds: chocolate chip, almond, strawberry, lemon, brownie, coffee and Snickers. So far, all the cookie varieties have been selling well. I’ve been selling them since February, with the goal of raising at least $1,000 by the time I graduate in June 2013. I have already raised $200 and I am proud to say that in April, I opened a savings account at PNC Bank.
With Cookies 4 College, I just want kids to see they shouldn’t be discouraged by things or give up, just keep chugging like the little engine that could. If you would like to help purchase some cookies, there is a Facebook page for Cookies 4 College or call 216-229-8769.