Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2018 JCYC Scholarship Program winner, Everardo Guizar Valencia, embodies the JCYC values of Community and Integrity, while infusing Diversity, Compassion, Cooperation, and Vision throughout his life experiences and achievements. Everardo grew up in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco with his parents and three sisters. As one of the oldest in his family (he has a twin sister who is only older than Everardo by a few minutes), Everardo sacrificed his weekends and free time after school to work part-time in order to provide financial support for his immigrant parents and family since the time he was in middle school. He worked with his father at a local taqueria throughout middle and early high school, but ventured on his own to find additional work while taking advantage of other opportunities to further his career interest in the field of engineering. Everardo has dealt with many struggles throughout his life, but has not allowed them to deter him from success. While attending George Washington High School in San Francisco, Everardo was an active participant with JCYC Educational Talent Search (ETS). JCYC ETS is a federally funded TRiO program committed to supporting students who come from historically low-income families and have the potential to be the first generation from their families to attend college. As a JCYC ETS youth participant, Everardo became a role model to his peers, consistently utilizing his voice to empower other students in his community, particularly other young men of color, to be successful despite their socio- economic and/or academic barriers. With all of his involvements within JCYC and the greater San Francisco community, JCYC ETS Senior High School Advisor, Michelle Guan, described Everardo as “one of the most honest, humble, and driven students” she has ever worked with. Everardo’s ability to persevere gracefully and tactifully through all of the challenges thrown his way is something his peers, teachers, and advisors admire about him. JCYC ETS instilled in Everardo the importance of embracing his background, which he hopes to foster in others while in college. Everardo will continue his education at Sacramento State University in the Fall of 2018 to study Electrical Engineering. Although Everardo has always been a full-time student working multiple part-time jobs, the financial support of the JCYC Scholarship Program allows Everardo to further focus on and excel in his academic career. Everardo has paved his own path to academic and personal success, and JCYC is proud of his accomplishments. To learn more about JCYC ETS, please contact Tyla Brown at tbrown@jcyc.org or (415) 921-5537.   To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2018, click here.

JCYC Youth Profile - JCYC Scholarship

Program Winner Everardo Guizar Valencia

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
JCYC Youth Profile - JCYC Scholarship Program Winner Everardo Guizar Valencia
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

JCYC Youth Profile - JCYC

Scholarship Program

Winner Everardo Guizar

Valencia

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2018 JCYC Scholarship Program winner, Everardo Guizar Valencia, embodies the JCYC values of Community and Integrity, while infusing Diversity, Compassion, Cooperation, and Vision throughout his life experiences and achievements. Everardo grew up in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco with his parents and three sisters. As one of the oldest in his family (he has a twin sister who is only older than Everardo by a few minutes), Everardo sacrificed his weekends and free time after school to work part-time in order to provide financial support for his immigrant parents and family since the time he was in middle school. He worked with his father at a local taqueria throughout middle and early high school, but ventured on his own to find additional work while taking advantage of other opportunities to further his career interest in the field of engineering. Everardo has dealt with many struggles throughout his life, but has not allowed them to deter him from success. While attending George Washington High School in San Francisco, Everardo was an active participant with JCYC Educational Talent Search (ETS). JCYC ETS is a federally funded TRiO program committed to supporting students who come from historically low- income families and have the potential to be the first generation from their families to attend college. As a JCYC ETS youth participant, Everardo became a role model to his peers, consistently utilizing his voice to empower other students in his community, particularly other young men of color, to be successful despite their socio-economic and/or academic barriers. With all of his involvements within JCYC and the greater San Francisco community, JCYC ETS Senior High School Advisor, Michelle Guan, described Everardo as “one of the most honest, humble, and driven students” she has ever worked with. Everardo’s ability to persevere gracefully and tactifully through all of the challenges thrown his way is something his peers, teachers, and advisors admire about him. JCYC ETS instilled in Everardo the importance of embracing his background, which he hopes to foster in others while in college. Everardo will continue his education at Sacramento State University in the Fall of 2018 to study Electrical Engineering. Although Everardo has always been a full-time student working multiple part- time jobs, the financial support of the JCYC Scholarship Program allows Everardo to further focus on and excel in his academic career. Everardo has paved his own path to academic and personal success, and JCYC is proud of his accomplishments. To learn more about JCYC ETS, please contact Tyla Brown at tbrown@jcyc.org or (415) 921-5537. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2018, click here.
JCYC Youth Profile - JCYC Scholarship Program Winner Everardo Guizar Valencia