In three weeks, MHYC’s YouthBuild Corpsmembers will be graduating from their program. Since September, these young men and women have been studying for the GEDs and learning new construction skills. With a few weeks left, ten Corpsmembers have earned their GED and 17 have earned their AmeriCorps Education Award. Nearly every Corpsmember is within one or two tests of their GED!
I caught up with two of our Corpsmembers, Eloy Gonzales-Martinez and Abby Lopez, about their time at MHYC and what they have planned for their futures.
What is the most important thing you learned this year?
Eloy: Both education and college are extremely important. No one can take those things away from you.
Abby: You can’t get anywhere in life without having an education.
What is your favorite memory from your time at MHYC?
Eloy: My favorite memory is when I went to the Young Leaders Conference in DC. It was the best experience of my life. (Read more of Eloy’s thoughts about the YLC here).
Abby: Making it into the program at the very beginning of the year. I really wanted my GED!
What are you future plans?
Eloy: I’ve been accepted to the Community College of Denver. I am going to study there for two years and then transfer to a four year school. I want to study Anthropology and Archeology. I also want to stay connected with MHYC by doing another term of service. I already applied for Summer of Service! (For more information about our Summer of Service opportunities, click here).
Abby: I am starting at CCD this fall, as well! I want to become a Pharmacist.
YouthBuild graduation will be held on May 24, 2013 at St. Catejan’s on the Auraria campus.