Yesenia and Victor Torres raised their five children with the belief that getting a great education is the key to achieving the American Dream.
With few financial resources and stuck in a neighborhood plagued by
low-performing schools, they set out to find a way to secure a brighter
future for their kids.
“At the time we were living check-to-check and knew that our children were falling behind but lacked the resources to help them,” explained Victor. “Parents Challenge changed that and not only allowed us to send our kids to better schools but taught us how to support them in every aspect of their educations.”
“Our children are athletes, but not in the traditional sense,” he continued. “They strive for academic excellence, and understand the importance of character, leadership, and service.”
An indicator of the high-standards set by the students is that, to date, three-out-of-four of their students earned the prestigious Daniels Scholarship, which has allowed them to attend the college or university of their choice. Their fifth student is still in high school and also plans to apply for the Daniels Scholarship.