My name is Selena Lopez. I am 24 years old and I have a 3 year old daughter. I've struggled with addiction most of my life and I had to overcome many obstacles to become the woman I am today. I am originally from a small town called Firebaugh however I moved to Fresno to start over fresh and to better myself. I currently have 2 years clean and my #1 goal was to graduate with a high school diploma, which I did! My #2 goal is to the further my education. Since starting over fresh, I've crossed paths with many people who have inspired me to turn my life around, to reach my goals and to help others. I want to help change lives!
Alondra Diaz graduated from YouthBuild Charter school in El Monte CA June 2018. Alondra is a proud mom & frontline worker. She is a loving caring person who loves helping others who are in need, she loves building a bond and she helps her patients find the confidence they lose while being in the hospital. She's a fun person to work with and she brightens up the room with her smile. Her son will tell and remind her that she is the best. His words are "Mom, I love you so much, you're the best mom ever!" He sees the sacrifices she makes everyday to provide him with a better future. Alondra will be a Successful Nurse Practitioner and the best mom to her son.
I'm Seth Rodriguez, I graduated from YouthBuild Charter High School of California, specifically from the LA CAUSA program that's apart of the school. I absolutely loved my time there and made ever lasting memories. The current and past staff helped me along my journey, always believed and never gave up on me. With the time I spent there and the people/staff I met I grew as a person not only with their help but with my passion to grow as well. I've never been happier in my life and as hopeful. With everything I learned and gained in high school I plan to continue my journey to become a veterinarian, it's always been my goal/dream, and hopefully help and impact people in the same way others have to me.
My Name is Marlene Castellanos. I am 25 years old, Single mother of three children two boys and one girl. I dropped out of high school at 16 years old went to continuation school and got dropped again. After eight long years I decided to enroll at Los Angeles Trade Tech College to get my GED. My professor asked me "Why don't you just go for your High school Diploma instead?'' So I did. I got enrolled at Youth Build Charter school of California and here I am a 2020 Graduate! I am Thankful for both my Parent's support, my school teachers and counselors but overall my role model my brother. I am seeking to be enrolled in Trade Tech for the Fall and pursue my dreams.
One'ill Ingrid Mort Graduated from Antelope Valley YouthBuild. Mother of 4 children Jenny, Janine, Dilan, Diego they are my greatest inspiration, I love working in the area of management, I am an enthusiastic, competitive and positive person, no matter how many things have happened to me in life I believe that everything happens for For good reason, I still believe that anything is possible. If you have dreams along the way, you will always find angels who will help you reach your destination.
My name is Betsy Rosas and I am 26 years old. I was originally born in Mexico but parents brought me here at 3 years old, since then I've been raised in Los Angeles practically my whole life. I am a mother of one special 3 year old little boy who is the inspiration and motivation for it all. I recently attended the Hollywood Youthbuild site in where I was finally able to stay dedicated and motivated to earn my high school diploma with help with all the staff and teachers there. I am currently seeking to attend an occupational center whether it be West Valley or North Valley for child development for the meanwhile. I plan to attend college pretty soon preferably LACC and if all goes well transfer to a university in hopes that I become a teacher to give back and help my struggling low-income community. I just want a better chance of life for my son as well as myself.
Juan Villasenor graduated from Rising Stars business academy youth-build at 16 years old. I'm blessed to get opportunity to start my life early for my parents that came to the golden state to make a better future for us , my brothers and I. So when I struggle I just think about what my parents had to do then "Boom". What struggles? I tell myself. With the money I will be buying a mac book to make my college life a bit easier.