Youth Finish the School Year Strong

As summer draws near, our youth are giving us a lot to be excited about.


Students are working hard with tutors from Pasadena City College and Aspires West to finish the school year strong and keep their grades up. Many of our youth had particularly successful academic years. Alfred, who has been in YOP for two years, raised his GPA by a full point this semester. Carlos Cuevas, Jennifer Bustos, and Ruben Bustos all recently received student of the month awards thanks to their dedication.


Darren Meyers and Luis Nava are graduating high school this month. Luis will attend PCC, and Darren will attend Dixie State University, where he’ll be continuing his passion for football as a collegiate athlete. DraTierra Manning, Omar Bustos, and Skylar Harvey are all graduating middle school and will start high school in the fall.


Everyone’s keeping busy this summer with all sorts of activities. Jennifer Bustos will be attending the YWCA Girls Empowerment Camp, along with fellow YOP mentee Miracle Green. Eli Underwood and Mary Valbaneda will be working this summer, while Skyler Harvey, Kai Jolley, and Jala Sutherland will attend summer camp.


We’re looking forward to an end-of-the-school-year celebration, more college tours, summer tutoring, and a hike through Eaton Canyon. Stay tuned for more updates from our youth as the school year comes to an end!

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