Voices of YPI: “I took a picture of my college admissions and sent it to my parents. And another person who I sent the picture to was one of my college ambassadors. Her name is Sofia. I owe everything to her because she really helped me dig into my story. She’s been a huge part of my success.”
“YPI isn’t only present here in the school, it’s actually affecting our households. My nephews want to go to college now, too.”
For most of his childhood, Christian lived with his family in a house near LAX with no electricity or gas. He recalls being bullied through middle school about the color of his skin, and his family working to make ends meet. Freshman year of high school, Christian and his father were waking up at 5 a.m. every day to catch the bus to school. On those mornings, his father insisted that Christian create a better life for himself.