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 Guardian Scholars.

What is the biggest way Guardian Scholars helped you?
They give a lot of help. They inform you when resources come, early enrollment, and scholarships are available. That is a real help—I don’t have to do the research myself.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would like to be finishing grad school at USC in social work.

If you could give a message to all current foster youth, what would you say?
College is a possibility—you just have to believe it.

Obstacles will bound you, but you need to want it enough.