Annie Pendl: I'm working three jobs. I work about 60 hours a week just to pay for school. To me it's worth it because of where I get to go in the fall, to college.
Announcer: Mary Burke started AVID/TOPS to give kids like Annie the skills and training they need to get ahead. And now, 90 percent of the students who graduate from the program go on to two- or four-year colleges.
Pendl: What Mary Burke started opened up opportunities I couldn't even imagine. Mary really changed my life.