I am a middle school social studies teacher in a title school district. My objective as my students\' teacher is to; cultivate my students to becoming goal oriented, positive, and role models for their environment. Although I am a social studies teacher, I am also responsible for showing my students the possibilities. Each one of our middle school teachers have adopted a tier 1 university. Mine is LSU! Throughout the year we help our students create pathways from middle school all the way to college or military. As we create these pathways I try to take the students on as many career or college oriented field trips, as well as invite as many speakers as possible. However, funding is a problem.