Imagine leaving your country, your family, and your home to plant a seed for the next generation of your family. My parents and my family are all from Sudan. Living in Sudan is not easy. My parents had to pay for everything in school - books, paper, pencils - all of which are expensive. Because of this, many students dropout of school to work. My dad was a hard worker; he worked hard for his small business. He had to feed himself, buy clothes for himself, and he had to help his parents. As for my mom, she suffered a tragedy when she lost her … [Read more...]
Sponsor Needed! El Capitan Trilingual Student Athlete Uses Language to Her Advantage
Hello! My name is Sophia Carranza and I am a freshman at El Capitan High School in Lakeside. I am a trilingual student athlete with the goal of attending a four year university after high school. In my free time, I love spending time with my family. My immediate family consists of my mom, my dad, and my younger sister, however, I also spend lots of time with my extended family which include my two youngest cousins, ages one and four. Family is one of the most important things to me, they are my biggest supporters and my number one fans, and … [Read more...]
Ariana Bermudez Wins Patrick Henry Student of the Year
Congratulations to A Bridge for Kids student Ariana Bermudez for being selected as the Patrick Henry Senior of the Year! Among her many accomplishments, Ariana served as the president of the Society of Women Engineers club and founded both the Julia Morgan Society and the Healthy Minds Club on campus. Healthy Minds was a student organization that aims to break the stigma around mental health by creating a safe and open space for students to discuss mental health issues. Ariana also participated in the MECHA and … [Read more...]
Sponsor Needed! Celina Khonn Hoover High School
Hello, I’m Celina Khonn, a fellow high schooler attending Hoover High class of 2023. I am very goal orientated and determined to follow my dreams. At a young age my mom and family migrated to the United Stated to have a better life due to war and a corrupt government in their hometown Cambodia. They went through many difficulties trying to come to America so that me and my siblings could have a better future. My mom doesn’t have all the financial needs to provide money for college to all her kids so I hope to get a scholarship for college from … [Read more...]
Preuss Student Keeps Fighting to Achieve His Dreams!
My entire life I have lived in San Diego. My parents are not from the United States and are from Mexico. I have only been to Tijuana once, but that one day I want to be able to go to my parents’ hometowns because my parents have always told me their stories about how beautiful it is. My parents really went through hard moments in there life. My mom and dad sacrificed their lives to make our lives better so we can have more chances in life like the ones they didn’t have. They did everything for me to make my sister and my life easier and more … [Read more...]
Aspiring Athlete Dreams of Playing Basketball at UCLA
Hi my name is Brightllette Serrano. I’m 13 years old. I’m a student at the Preuss School UCSD. I’m the third youngest out of four kids. My siblings and I all play sports. Out of all four kids, three of us attend the Preuss School UCSD. I'm in an individualized education program since I struggle a lot in my classes in school. Being in an individualized education program gives me extra support but not as much I need. I also benefit from after school tutoring but my parents struggle to afford it. I want to go to UCLA for college because I see … [Read more...]
Sponsorships Are Nothing New to the Delke Family!
Hello! My name is Sarron Delke and I am currently a junior attending The Preuss School UCSD. I was originally born in Jacksonville, Florida to a family of 3 sisters and a single mother, but moved to San Diego at the age of 3, when my family ran into some financial struggles. My mother was struggling to pay the bills, but she took action and worked two jobs to stabilize our financial state while we stayed at home under the supervision of our aunt. Because my mother never really had the best opportunities available for her, she … [Read more...]
Gompers Prep Student Dreams Big!
My name is Emely, and I come from a low-income family. I live in a small, and humble home with my mother and father. My father works in a painting company, and is thankfully, still employed. During my interview, I said my mother doesn’t work. But in reality, she does the most work for us all. She is a stay-at-home mom. She cleans the house, makes sure we are well fed everyday, and looks out for us. I think that is the greatest work of all, and I’m thankful for having her look after me. She is my teacher and inspiration. Growing up as an only … [Read more...]
Alumni Spotlight: A Conversation with Sal Terrones Part II
"There are days when I don’t want to get up and go to work or I don’t want to continue following my dreams but attending [DreamMakers] reminds me that there’s a generation of kids that will need my help in getting to the same places that A Bridge for Kids helped me get to.” Last month, A Bridge for Kids alumnus Salvador Terrones talked to us about his journey from high school at The Preuss School to undergrad at San Diego State University to his career as a Real Estate Agent and Mortgage Loan Officer in National City. This month Terrones … [Read more...]
Sponsor Needed! Lex Lo, Helix High School ’21
Hello my name is Lex Lo, I’m a sophomore from the class of 2021 at Helix Charter High school and this is my story. My life began within the city of La Mesa. Five years into my birth, my dad left to Iraq in order to serve within the U.S. army. During that time, my mom raised me and my three sisters working as a hairdresser. When my father was finally discharged, it took him several months before he could finally find a job. Growing up as a second generation immigrant within a low income family has resulted in many complications throughout my … [Read more...]
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