Diega is a part of Guardian Scholars and is on course to becoming the first generation in her family to graduate college, one of many students in the program. She has risen beyond obstacles to become an exceptional student and person.
Never really in touch with her birth parents, she and her two sisters were raised by her grandmother until age six, when her grandmother became unable to care for them. She and her sisters were initially placed together, before being separated. This instability meant that there was little chance to feel settled and rooted.
Now that she is older, aged 21, she takes pride in forming a family of her own, filled with loving and supportive people. Her maturity and independence have served her well as she has overcome many challenges in her young life. She loves school and is avidly pursuing her degree and a career in social work.
Diega is proud of who she has become, and in addition to pursuing her educational goals, Diega is building a sense of purpose, self-worth, and accomplishment.
Because of supporters like you, Diega is able to live her life on her terms and follow her dreams.
We’re proud of you, Diega!