REACH Scholarship Recipient
“It is said that raising a child in a single parent home can be a difficult process. My mom is living proof that it is indeed a possible task. Having lived most of my life without a father, I have come to the realization that I do not need a ‘father’ in my life to become a successful young man.
My mother raised and educated a young black man who stayed away from temptation, peer pressure, and violence. My focus is on preparing for college, graduating from high school, and earning a college degree in graphic design. Through all the obstacles that I have faced, I have come to the realization that I do not need to depend on my father, because I will be fine. I will not give up but I will persevere to achieve my goals and continue my aspiration for greatness and success, all thanks to my loving mom.”
Andre is a Team Member at Restaurant # K071061. He’s attending the California College of the Arts, majoring in Graphic Design.