There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank the Lord for what I have, where I am in life, and most importantly, who I am. I was raised in East Palo Alto (the murder capital of the world in 1992). Odds would say that I would be in prison like my brother, selling drugs, or deceased like my cousin. Well, I have never been in prison, never sold drugs, I am obviously not dead. On the contrary, my life has taken quite a different direction during the last 15 years. Why you may ask? It is because of Les DeWitt, the Peninsula Bridge program and Woodside Priory.
low-income students, I wanted to get involved.
Bridge provides really personalized support. As a TA, I knew my students' strengths and weaknesses and was able to tailor each lesson to them. They got a lot of one-on-one support in order to scaffold their learning of important concepts and engage them more fully in exciting material. Peninsula Bridge is academically-rigorous and still fun place for low-income youth to spend their summers.