Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From the Streets to College: Why Not?: Martin Contreras at TEDxYouth

Martin Contreras is a senior at Renaissance High in Watsonville. As a kid, with nothing else to do or anybody to stop him, he headed to the streets. This led to poor school attendance, bad grades and other tragic outcomes. Recently, on a visit to Cabrillo College, Martin realized that someone like him could actually go to college and turn his life around. Martin advocates for after school programs and college pathways for young kids. Early intervention programs, he says, could prevent wrong choices and tragic outcomes for youth.

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