Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Winter 2020 Meet JCYC San Francisco STEM Academy and 2019 JCYC Scholarship Program recipient, Fortunato Calalo! Fortunato graduated from one of JCYC’s Youth Workforce Programs, the SF STEM Academy, in June 2019. Through JCYC’s SF STEM Academy program at Balboa High School in San Francisco, Fortunato was provided with supplemental math and science instruction, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career awareness, job-readiness training, and college preparation counseling during after school hours and on Saturdays. Upon completing the school session, Fortunato was enrolled in a seven week paid STEM related summer internship at an environmental nonprofit organization, Matter of Trust. During his time in SF STEM Academy, Fortunato was an active participant - consistently engaging in the workshops, while being a positive influence on his peers. He would utilize the pro-gram’s resources by regularly coming in for tutoring to ensure he was on top of his studies. In addition, he tried out activities that made other STEM students nervous, including holding exotic insects, catching wild salamanders, or climbing up all types of trees. Fortunato shared what going to college means to him: “The reason why I decided to go to college is because it can provide me a better opportunity to discover myself. My high school staff and academic advisors, my immigrant parents, and my social worker and foster mother have all been key motivators in my decision to go to college.” As one of the SF STEM Academy’s outstanding youth participants, the organization was also extremely pleased to award Fortunato with a JCYC scholarship. Fortunato is currently attending Sacramento State University, where he is majoring in Ethnic Studies. SF STEM Academy Program Coordinator Joelle Dugay said, “I feel so lucky to have met and worked with Fortunato during his last year with SF STEM Academy. He grew so much personally, and worked tirelessly on his academics in that one year alone. Fortunato is honestly one of the best human beings I have encountered - always a fun kid, who you can have insightful conversations with. He continues making all of us in STEM so proud of him. There is no doubt in my mind that he will succeed in life!” JCYC and SF STEM Academy are thrilled to have Fortunato as one of our alumni, and we plan to stay in touch with him for the years to come. To learn more about SF STEM Academy, visit https://jcyc.org/stem.htm or contact SF STEM Academy Program Coordinator, Joelle Dugay, at (415) 202-7901 or jdugay@jcyc.org.   To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Winter 2020, click here.

JCYC Youth Profile - SF STEM Academy

Graduate, Fortunato Calalo

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
Fortunato Calalo in action at a SF STEM Academy program workshop
Fortunato Calalo receiving his 2019 JCYC Scholarship Program certificate
Fortunato Calalo at his Balboa High School graduation alongside current SF STEM Academy Program Coordinator Joelle Dugay (left) and former Program Coordinator Greg Pancho (right)
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 - SF

STEM Academy Graduate,

Fortunato Calalo

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Winter 2020 Meet JCYC San Francisco STEM Academy and 2019 JCYC Scholarship Program recipient, Fortunato Calalo! Fortunato graduated from one of JCYC’s Youth Workforce Programs, the SF STEM Academy, in June 2019. Through JCYC’s SF STEM Academy program at Balboa High School in San Francisco, Fortunato was provided with supplemental math and science instruction, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career awareness, job-readiness training, and college preparation counseling during after school hours and on Saturdays. Upon completing the school session, Fortunato was enrolled in a seven week paid STEM related summer internship at an environmental nonprofit organization, Matter of Trust. During his time in SF STEM Academy, Fortunato was an active participant - consistently engaging in the workshops, while being a positive influence on his peers. He would utilize the pro- gram’s resources by regularly coming in for tutoring to ensure he was on top of his studies. In addition, he tried out activities that made other STEM students nervous, including holding exotic insects, catching wild salamanders, or climbing up all types of trees. Fortunato shared what going to college means to him: “The reason why I decided to go to college is because it can provide me a better opportunity to discover myself. My high school staff and academic advisors, my immigrant parents, and my social worker and foster mother have all been key motivators in my decision to go to college.” As one of the SF STEM Academy’s outstanding youth participants, the organization was also extremely pleased to award Fortunato with a JCYC scholarship. Fortunato is currently attending Sacramento State University, where he is majoring in Ethnic Studies. SF STEM Academy Program Coordinator Joelle Dugay said, “I feel so lucky to have met and worked with Fortunato during his last year with SF STEM Academy. He grew so much personally, and worked tirelessly on his academics in that one year alone. Fortunato is honestly one of the best human beings I have encountered - always a fun kid, who you can have insightful conversations with. He continues making all of us in STEM so proud of him. There is no doubt in my mind that he will succeed in life!” JCYC and SF STEM Academy are thrilled to have Fortunato as one of our alumni, and we plan to stay in touch with him for the years to come. To learn more about SF STEM Academy, visit https://jcyc.org/stem.htm or contact SF STEM Academy Program Coordinator, Joelle Dugay, at (415) 202-7901 or jdugay@jcyc.org. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Winter 2020, click here.
Fortunato Calalo in action at a SF STEM Academy program workshop
Fortunato Calalo receiving his 2019 JCYC Scholarship Program certificate
Fortunato Calalo at his Balboa High School graduation alongside current SF STEM Academy Program Coordinator Joelle Dugay (left) and former Program Coordinator Greg Pancho (right)