Today’s Class: September 30, 2016

Travis Barbour, Valentina Gomez-Rincon and Juan Corona returned to the Hope Life Skills class today to share their Life Skills class experiences.


Juan Corona (far left) and Travis Barbour (red sweatshirt near Juan) sharing their experiences in the Hope Life Skills class.

This year’s class asked Valentina, Travis and Juan about their experiences during last year Life Skills program.  “How did you feel when you were chosen for the CVS internship?”…..”Were you nervous attending the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. last summer?”…”What was the most valuable lesson you took from your experience in the Life Skills program last year?”  “Who was the most interesting person you met last year and why was this person so interesting?“…… And

their answers were as intriguing

“the man who was shot as boy living in New York and then went on to live a successful life……. Neil Amper’s incredible story of being born into a very wealthy family and then, after he was married with a family, he lost all his wealth and had to start over again……….one of the people in IT I met during my summer internship at CVS; he was so helpful to me……the girl I met at the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington.  I stayed in touch with her and when I visited the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) later in the summer, I met her on campus. Her parents worked at UCLA and I connected with her when I was there!……I felt good about myself when I was chosen for the internship; I was proud……I was nervous when I interviewed for the internship;  but, I did


Valentina Gomez-Rincon shares her story about the Life Skills class, from her summer internship at CVS to her attendance at the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

it and it worked out well….I didn’t like it when I first started the Life Skills class as a sophomore.  But I’m glad I stayed and went back for my junior year!” ……….

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students watching a promotional video about the Life Skills class that Mr Cronin is using to introduce companies to Hope Life Skills and encouraging them to get involved.

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