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Ariel

Ariel UC Davis Major: Sociology and Chicano Studies Did you always want to go to college? Yes. I always felt like I had to, it was the next step to better my future. What is the biggest way Guardian Scholars

Crystal

Crystal San Francisco State University Major: Psychology Transfer: Pasadena City College Did you always want to go to college? Yes. As a kid, school was a great escape—it was always there and the one consistent thing. What motivated you? I

Davonna

Davonna Graduate, California State University Dominguez Hills Major: Sociology, with minor in Criminal Justice I entered foster care at birth due to my mother being a chronic user of substances and remained in care for 10 years. My grandmother took

Dominique

Dominique Laney College Major: Banking and Finance, Business Did you always want to go to college? Yes, school is mandatory to be successful. What is the biggest way Guardian Scholars helped you? They helped get all the supplies for school

Ixchel

Ixchel UC Davis Major: Human Development, Psychology Did you always want to go to college? Yes. How did you hear about Guardian Scholars? In our enrollment form there is an option to mark ‘foster youth’ and they linked me to

Jacquinn

Jacquinn City College of San Francisco Major: Social and Behavioral Science What does Higher Education mean to you? It means getting ahead in life. I want a career, possibly in social work. What is the biggest way Guardian Scholars helped

Jameelah

Jameelah Cal State East Bay Major: Public Health Did you always want to go to college? Yes, absolutely! My grandmother and grandfather influenced my decision, and even though I did not know how I would achieve this goal, I always

Jennifer

Jennifer San Francisco State University Major: Psychology (subject to change) Minor: Music How do you view higher education? A way of self-improvement. For me, and a lot of kids with my situation, it is easy for me to doubt myself.

Jose

Jose UC Davis Major: Psychology Did you always want to go to college? No, it wasn’t until my senior year of high school when everyone else started applying. How did you hear about Guardian Scholars? Another student from Guardian Scholars

Kayla

Kayla UC Davis Major: Genetics Did you always want to go to college? Yes, more than anything. What does Higher Education mean to you? I know a lot of successful people who did not go to college, and I truly

Krystal

Krystal UC Davis Major: Human Development Minor: Communications Did you always want to go to college? Yes, once I became aware that it was an option. What is the biggest way Guardian Scholars helped you? Support. They answer all your

Lionel

Lionel San Francisco City College Major: Business, Management Did you always want to go to college? No, not until I had started to question myself and become conscious of my surroundings and how I asserted myself. But above all, being

Rashawn

Rashawn Laney College Major: Photography Did you always want to go to college? No. I wasn’t really introduced to it when I was younger—not even in elementary or middle school. I didn’t know much about it and there wasn’t really

Reuel

Reuel Laney College Major: Nursing Did you always want to go to college? I didn’t know I wanted to go to college at first. I thought I wasn’t going to make it to college. People always say they can’t do

Rhoddavie

Rhoddavie San Francisco City College Did you always want to go to college? Yes. But I didn’t really think about it until my junior year of high school. What does Higher Education mean to you? Higher education means being successful

Venora

Venora Cal State East Bay Major: Communications Did you always want to go to college? Yes, ever since I was a little kid. My aunt and uncle, who helped raise me, went to Cal State East Bay. What is the