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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Living a life of uncertainty, not sure of what she wanted to do with her life, low grades, no trusting relationships and stressed by many family difficulties, MT joined CCPY in September of 2004.

Being a freshman living in the East side of San Jose, she started High School hoping to graduate one day, but doubting if she was capable of doing it. At this point of her life, College was not even an option in her eyes “only white people go to college” she used to say. Through her participation in CCPY, she worked hard to pass her classes and get all her credits and meet all the requirements to graduate from High School. In her senior year, she became a mentor for the Alcanzar program, which supports and encourages 8th grade students to achieve their goals and continue their education in High School and College. MT graduated in June of 2008 and is now attending Evergreen Valley College.


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