Firstly, I grew up in the suburbs of the East bay area. I went to a public schools with students that were mostly middle class. There were a few rich kids and some of my friends come from a rich family. When I was growing up, I realized that my family has worked hard to be in the suburbs of Union City and it feels great to earn something. Overall, what I’ve learned from growing up in my family, is that I’ve become a hard worker also during my whole learning experience in my youth.Secondly, the culture in which I grew up in is very Americanized. From Boy Scouts, to Baseball, to Basketball and even to music, my culture has shaped me to who I am today. Thirdly, as an African-American I’ve learned to be just be me because although I am considered a minority, I try everyday to be hardworking just as everybody else.