Today’s Class: December 20, 2019

Today’s guest was former Hope Life Skills student, Hope High 2010 graduate, Georgetown University graduate, and present student in Columbia University’s graduate program in International Relations,

Marta Aparicio.

Today’s Life Skills class HOST, Ambar Tavaras (left), welcomes Marta Aparcio (right) to Hope High School prior to today’s class.

Marta began today’s class sharing her amazing story,

from her birth in Guatemala, meeting her parents for the first time in the United States when she was 11 years old, living on her own as a senior at Hope High working 30 hours a week to support herself all the while fighting personal doubt and persevering through an assortment of challenges, attending Georgetown University on a full scholarship, to being accepted to Columbia University’s esteemed graduate program on International Studies and receiving a significant fellowship

Ambar introduces Marta to her classmates to start today’s class.

Students welcome Marta to Hope Life Skills following Ambar’s introduction.

Today’s Class: December 6, 2019

Today’s class focused on anticipating the opportunities and responsibilities of this Thursday’s  FUTURE FORUM # 4 and developing a strategy and the tactics to address each.  This year’s FORUM will welcome 25 corporate futurists from companies and institutions like DataRobot, Working Planet, Bank of America, Barclays Investment Bank, HarborOne Bank, Brown University, Telebuddy, Alex & Ani, Harvard Pilgrim Health, CarePort Health, Signature Printing, and Gilbane Building Company.  Besides our Hope Life Skills class, 30 students from the following schools will also be in attendance:   LaSalle Academy, Rocky Hill Country Day School, St Raphael’s Academy, Central High School, and Juanita Sanchez High School.

Mr Cronin informs students what to expect at FUTURE FORUM #4.

Strategy and Tactics:

The following students will welcome each guest to Hope High School and FUTURE FORUM #4 in the lobby of Hope High beginning at 8:30am:

Today’s Class: November 22, 2019

Today’s class focused on Paid Summer Internship opportunities.

Edwin Silverio, a senior manager overseeing Pharmacy Returns at $200 (billion) CVS Health, Ted Mower, a senior consultant at CVS Health focusing on workforce initiatives (training and talent development), and Yael Torres, Hope Life Skills and Hope High School graduate and present member of the CVS Health Digital team, visited the Life Skills class to explain the application process for summer internships and the many opportunities afforded to Hope Life Skills students.

Josiah Diaz (far left in photo) introduces himself to Yael Torres and explains he will escort Yael into the Life Skills classroom and introduce him to his classmates to start today’s Life Skills class. Omayra Corporan (far right) follows the same process as she introduces herself and welcomes Ted Mower to Hope High.

Mariely Brito Leonardo (far right in photo) is the Life Skills host for today as she welcomes Edwin Silverio to Hope High and informs Edwin she will introduce him to her classmates at the start of today’s class.

At the same time as Mariely, Omayra, and Josiah were welcoming the CVS Health guests, Marques Jett-Correia welcomes a new student to the Life Skills class, Alexander Rodriguez, and informs Alexander he would also be introducing him to the Life Skills class at the beginning of today’s class.

Josiah begins today’s class by introducing Yael to his classmates as Marques, Omayra, and Mariely wait to do the same with Alexander, Ted, and Edwin.

Today’s Class: November 15, 2019

Today’s class was a lesson on the importance and value of asking questions.

Francisco answering Lydia Watkins’ question.

Unlike most classes, our students were not told anything about the job of our guest when today’s class host, Omayra Corporan, introduced him to her classmates to start the class.   ” I can only tell you our guest’s name is Francisco and he was born in Venezuela.”

Omayra Corporan welcomes Francisco to the Hope Life Skills class before the start of the class outside the classroom.

Omayra Corporan introduces Francisco to her classmates to start today’s class.

Elliott Burrell introduces himself and welcomes Francisco to today’s Hope’s Life Skills class following Omayra’s introduction.

The students were then instructed to ask any question to Francisco to figure out his job.

However, the only answer Francisco was allowed to give was “yes” or “no“.

Today’s Class: Field Trip LaSalle Academy

Today’s Hope Life Skills class was a visit to LaSalle Academy for  a presentation and networking opportunity.

Hope High Life Skills outside the main entrance of LaSalle Academy on Academy Avenue in Providence.


Mr Cronin began the day by presenting his perspective on the power of ‘Personal Brand’ and its impact on building personal networks of successful, reputable people for lifetime success to a class of Hope High AND LaSalle Academy students.

Following the presentation, LaSalle students hosted a luncheon where Hope and LaSalle students networked among themselves and, in the process, expanded their individual networks with new acquaintances of successful, aspirational contemporaries.

Today’s Class: October 25, 2019

2 guests visited our Life Skills class today,

Juanita Sanchez High School Junior, Weam Mousa,

and Entrepreneur, Founder of Career Devs University, and

Entrepreneur in Residence at the Nelson Center at Brown University, Arnell Milhouse.

Welcoming Arnell back to the Life Skills class and, for Weam, her first visit to Hope High School was

Katelyn Taverez and Dalanti Vanover.

Dalanti Vanover (far right) welcomes Arnell back to Hope High as Weam (far left) is welcomed to Hope High for the first time by Katelyn Taverez before the start of today’s class.

Katelyn introduces Weam to her classmates to start today’s class.

Dalanti introduces Arnell to his classmates following Katelyn‘s introduction of Weam.

Jarlene Carona welcomes Weam to the Life Skills class following Katelyn’s introduction.

Today’s Class: October 11, 2019

Today’s Class was a continuation of the Hope Life Skills class conversations about

what it takes to be successful in life.

Today’s topics were creating a great personal brand,  using your brand to build a great network of successful, reputable people, time management, pushing out of your comfort zone, and three key concepts:

three key concepts for lifetime success – #1 having the courage to always do what is the right thing to do     #2 having the discipline to do the things that aren’t always easy but what’s necessary to accomplish your goals        #3 always staying focused on your goals and values for lifetime success

Today’s guest was Jason Roias who shared his personal story which emphasized successfully managing time, ALWAYS building a personal network of successful, ethical people, courage to make tough decisions, discipline to work hard and do things that aren’t easy but in your best interest, and always staying focused on your lifetime goals.

today’s host was Hope High Life Skills junior, Jarlene Carona, who welcomed Jason to Hope High School and the Life Skills class prior to the beginning of today’s class.

Jarlene introduces Jason to her classmates to start today’s class.  Jason is a former Hope Life Skills student, Hope High senior class President, Hope High 2014 graduate, Providence community service activist, Founder of Hungry Fridays (feeding Providence’s homeless and less fortunate), full time college student, and employee at Hinkley Allen law firm.

Today’s Class: October 4, 2019

Today’s question to our class –  how many students are thinking about the FUTURE, NOW?

Today’s answer –  everyone should be, NOW.

This class of Hope High juniors should be thinking about the next big step to help them have the kind of future they’re hoping for.    A good job.   Maybe a good college with the most financial aid possible.   Possibly, a summer internship for valuable experience in a career they’re really interested in.  Building a network of successful people who will advise and help them throughout their lives.  All types of experiences and relationships that prepare our Hope Life Skills students for the kind of future they want –  a  job they love doing, earning good money to enjoy having all the things each student wants.

To make this happen, Mr Cronin began by giving each student a book to read that provides a look into the future they will soon find themselves competing with other talented, smart, well connected, well prepared people from ALL OVER THE WORLD.

MR Cronin passing out “The FUTURE” books to each student

Today’s Class: September 27th, 2019

Innocet Byiringiro welcomes today’s guest, Arnell Milhouse, to Hope High School and the Life Skills class prior to the start of today’s class.

Today’s guest was Arnell Milhouse,

Inventor, Creator, Founder and CEO of CareerDevs University, and the Entrepreneur in Residence at Brown University’s Nelson Center.

Today’s Hope Life Skills host was Innocet Byiringiro.

Innocet steps out of his comfort zone as he introduces Arnell to his classmates to open today’s class. Well done too!!!

Following Innocet’s example, all students approach Arnell to greet him and welcome him to the Life Skills class with good eye contact, a firm handshake, smile, and a friendly greeting.

Perfect greeting by Nehemias Rojas.

Today’s Opportunity – September 27, 2019

Arnell Millhouse (right) at today’s Hope Life Skills class. Elliott Burrell welcomes Arnell to today’s class while Raphael Cruz and Dalanti Vanover wait to do the same.

An invitation to participate in a unique, informative, program creating and developing entrepreneurial opportunities was extended to the Hope Life Skills students today.  But,


Click on the link below to join Arnell and his entrepreneurship incubator by end of today!!!!!

Contact me, Stephen Cronin, if you need help.    Buenos suerte!!!