Guardian Scholars Impact Stories
20-year-old Emilio is in their second year with Guardian Scholars. They entered care at age 14 after persistent physical and emotional abuse from their father. They’re currently double majoring in Sociology and Psychology at Southwestern Community College to ultimately transfer to SDSU.
Ruth entered foster care at 9 years old. She and her three sisters were neglected and exposed to substance abuse at home. Like many siblings, she was separated from her sisters. She is now in her first year of studying computer engineering. Ruth is highly motivated to make a positive example of her life.
Vanessa was 8 years old when she and her brother entered foster care. Both experienced physical abuse and emotional neglect. They were separated immediately, only getting the chance to see each other monthly through Camp Connect.