Why I Care: Carson Wade

I’m a firm believer that you can do whatever you put your mind towards as long as you put in the effort. You are one day away from your future, right? And as an organization, Uncover KC (UKC) started from the same thought.

Brent Lager created UKC because he wanted to make it easier to help your community. And that’s what he did. In six years, Brent has created an organization that makes volunteering so much more efficient, and this is why I wanted to intern here. It provides me a way to help grow the UKC impact, but also selfishly the opportunity to have new life experiences through a variety of workplaces and environments .

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My name is Carson Wade. I’m 14 years old and I’m very focused on my future. My life goals are to go to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and to become an entrepreneurial robotic engineer. I want to get the best education in technology as possible and I feel MIT provides that.

However, MIT is a hard school to get into so I am doing as much preparation now as I can. That means great grades in school and a lot of extra-curricular activities. Football, track, piano, volunteering and starting a podcast. I also want to organize and run my own fundraisers someday, which I feel UKC can help with tremendously.

Personally, I’m obsessed with the idea of a better tomorrow through technology. Why? Tech is a constant that endlessly grows, eventually going beyond our imagination. Do you remember the technology advancements from 20 years ago? What about 20 years in the future — where will it be then? I know I’ll be out of college and working somewhere, and I want that work to be on life-altering technology that improves everyday livelihood. The only way to get to that point is to start from square one and work your way up, so here I am.

My favorite motto is, “The past cannot be changed, however the future is in your hands.” I like this quote because I have listened to many stories from family and older friends that started with “We didn’t have what you have growing up", or back when I was your age, we had it a lot harder.” And while that may be pretty accurate, I would also say that their parents said the same thing to them, and their parents before them, and their parents before them.

In 20 years, technology will be a lot better than what it is now and I want to be a part of that. UKC is a gateway to the future, as is MIT and entrepreneurial robotic engineering, and entrepreneurial robotic engineering is my gateway to changing the future.

A future that is just one day away.