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 you?
The inter-personal connection and individual counseling really helps; they go the extra mile.

If there was anything you could improve upon or change in the realm of Foster Care, what would it be?
I would like to clarify the statistics and stereotypes of the system. I feel that African American males are underrepresented in foster care. I also believe there is a lot of misdiagnosis of the youth in the system.

If you could give a message to all current foster youth, what would you say?
Learn to leverage resources available; they are out there, but they won’t come to you.