For many, going away to college is the first step to adulthood and independence. For 22 year old Renee Cooper, going away to college was anything but that...it was actually one of the hardest decisions she has ever made. Renee was stuck between staying at home and looking after her siblings or going away to college and breaking the awful cycle that was started by her parents. Listen to Renee's journey and understand why she decided to go away to SUNY New Paltz, and how it has drastically changed her life.

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