Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2019 Kyra Jaro comes into the College Center at Jefferson High School in Daly City almost every day to get support from JCYC Educational Talent Search (ETS) Educational Advisor, Cristina Pelayo. Kyra has been a participant in JCYC ETS since her junior year in high school. JCYC ETS is a federally funded TRiO program, committed to supporting students who come from low-income families and have the potential to be the first generation from their families to attend college. Kyra is the fourth of seven siblings. She lives with her grandparents, and works at In-N-Out Burger to financially support her family. Kyra first decided to come into the College Center at Jefferson High School, following the advice of her older sister, who experienced how time consuming the college application process was. From taking the SATs for free with fee waivers, working with her advisor on various college applications and essays, to finding and applying for financial aid and scholarships, Kyra has taken advantage of all of the resources that JCYC ETS has to offer. Kyra also held many conversations with Cristina about the benefits of going to college and the financial resources available. In sum, Kyra’s JCYC ETS experience led her to apply to schools that are financially affordable and meet her academic and social needs. Kyra is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. She takes inspiration from her volunteering experience at UCSF’s Family House, as well as her grandmother, who is a Nursing Assistant. This past Summer, Kyra received a scholarship from UCSF’s Early Academic Outreach Program to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine, a one week program that exposed her to the medical field. With her medical experiences, Kyra collaborated with a classmate and founded Jefferson High School’s first Medical Health Science Club. She used the information gained from her experiences to spread knowledge amongst their peers and community. Kyra has helped organize fundraisers to buy medical equipment, such as stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers, to provide hands on experiences for other students. Kyra believes that she was put on this Earth to help other people. As a result of Kyra’s hard work and the guidance she received from JCYC’s ETS program, she has been accepted to San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Cal Poly Pomona. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2019, click here.

JCYC Youth Profile - Kyra Jaro

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JCYC Youth Profile - Kyra Jaro
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

- Kyra Jaro

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2019 Kyra Jaro comes into the College Center at Jefferson High School in Daly City almost every day to get support from JCYC Educational Talent Search (ETS) Educational Advisor, Cristina Pelayo. Kyra has been a participant in JCYC ETS since her junior year in high school. JCYC ETS is a federally funded TRiO program, committed to supporting students who come from low-income families and have the potential to be the first generation from their families to attend college. Kyra is the fourth of seven siblings. She lives with her grandparents, and works at In-N-Out Burger to financially support her family. Kyra first decided to come into the College Center at Jefferson High School, following the advice of her older sister, who experienced how time consuming the college application process was. From taking the SATs for free with fee waivers, working with her advisor on various college applications and essays, to finding and applying for financial aid and scholarships, Kyra has taken advantage of all of the resources that JCYC ETS has to offer. Kyra also held many conversations with Cristina about the benefits of going to college and the financial resources available. In sum, Kyra’s JCYC ETS experience led her to apply to schools that are financially affordable and meet her academic and social needs. Kyra is interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. She takes inspiration from her volunteering experience at UCSF’s Family House, as well as her grandmother, who is a Nursing Assistant. This past Summer, Kyra received a scholarship from UCSF’s Early Academic Outreach Program to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine, a one week program that exposed her to the medical field. With her medical experiences, Kyra collaborated with a classmate and founded Jefferson High School’s first Medical Health Science Club. She used the information gained from her experiences to spread knowledge amongst their peers and community. Kyra has helped organize fundraisers to buy medical equipment, such as stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers, to provide hands on experiences for other students. Kyra believes that she was put on this Earth to help other people. As a result of Kyra’s hard work and the guidance she received from JCYC’s ETS program, she has been accepted to San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Cal Poly Pomona. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2019, click here.
JCYC Youth Profile - Kyra Jaro