Amparo Family Photo

A path to graduation

January 20, 2020

Amparo has hope for herself and her family—as one of VOA High School’s graduates. She enrolled when she had fallen far behind in her traditional high school. Her graduation hopes were beginning to fade and she was expecting her first child. 

The teachers kept her connected when she took time off to give birth. They helped get her back on track to graduate once her son was born. “Sometimes I couldn’t even get up, I was so tired,” Amparo recalled. “I thought I was never going to graduate. But then I pushed through it—I forced myself to do it. That’s what helped me to motivate myself—to do better for me and my kid.” 

On June 2, with her son and husband proudly watching, Amparo put on her cap and gown and accepted her diploma.