Althea is 46 years old and attends Kansas City Kansas Community College. Althea’s mother passed away when Althea was 14 years old. She and her four siblings were raised by their grandmother, who played a significant role in Althea's desire to return to school. After the passing of her grandmother, Althea decided to pursue her dream of giving back to her community by becoming a teacher. She takes classes while her children are in school. The EOC has assisted her with her FAFSA application and career goals.