Juanita was a mentor at Valley High School. Though now a first generation college student, Juanita said that PRO helped her feel more confident about going to college. Most importantly, however, Juanita notes that PRO taught her a life lesson that she can apply to school and life: “The best thing I learned in PRO is that you can get through it. It takes time, even if it’s a lot of time, you can’t stay stuck. Only you can help yourself up. Others will be there for you, but it’s what you make of it. PRO helped me become more confident about going to c ollege .”

~ Valley H.S. Student, Advocacy Program,
Alumni Survey, 2019