In less than 500 words, please discuss your experience with a family member being incarcerated. The essay should highlight the challenges you faced and how you were able to overcome them. You are welcome to include the resources or programs that helped you overcome challenges. Please include what motivates you to seek a higher education degree/certificate. To summarize, we want to hear your story of overcoming obstacle and what inspires you to help others in your community by getting a degree/certificate.