Yaretzi’s journey

by | Apr 27, 2024 | News

Yaretzi’s journey from a young child attending St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Dining Room to a blossoming student at the Dream Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, is a testament to the power of nurturing environments like SVdP’s Dream Center, where children like her can grow and feel inspired to ‘Dream Big!’

At just 11 years old, she already has the desire to help her community by becoming a Spanish interpreter when she grows up.

From a young age, Yaretzi’s intellect and creativity were cultivated at the Dream Center. Her mom was pregnant with her when for the first time her family came for a meal at the Family Dining Room.

Yaretzi’s mother stands as her beacon of inspiration. Growing up seeing her mom struggle with the English language fueled Yaretzi’s determination to pursue a career as a Spanish interpreter. She hopes to change the lives of many individuals that she keeps in her heart: Families like the ones at Next Phase Family Dining Room, who like her mother, face the daunting challenge of navigating language barriers.

With guidance from Dream Center tutors, Yaretzi looks forward to further her education and use her skills of interpretation as a tool for building bridges, breaking down barriers, and ultimately transforming many lives.

You can help more students like Yaretzi with big dreams, by supporting our Dream Big campaign! Through tutoring, educational activities, and summer programs, contributing to our Dream Big campaign ensures that every child in our Dream Center like Yaretzi, has the chance to flourish, stay engaged, and stay sharp over the summer for the challenges of their next grade level! Let’s unite to nurture big dreams by donating today! NOTE: If you donate before April 30th, your gift will be doubled thanks to a $50,000 matching gift: https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/give/campaigns/dream-big

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