Steven was nearly consumed by gang life...but thanks to El Nido supporters like you, he is on a path to success...
Steven is a second year scholarship recipient attending West LA College. Born with a speech impediment, a history of gang involvement, and a recent diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis, he has overcome daunting challenges with the help of El Nido.
“I want to use my knowledge and continue working in the public sector to make a difference in my community. This is important because great programs like El Nido help pave the way for the young aspiring people who genuinely want to succeed and change the lives of youth that face similar circumstances like mine.”
With the support and guidance from El Nido counselors and support staff, Steven turned his life around, unlocked his motivation to model perseverance and commitment to inspire other disadvantaged youth.