Christian Wood is a senior at Jefferson High School who will attend City College of San Francisco in the fall and plans to transfer to a four-year university and study Marine Biology.
He is motivated to achieve as a way to honor his grandmother, who was his primary caregiver until she passed a few years ago. He holds her memory as his inspiration in volunteering, academics, and participating in school clubs.
Christian’s references praise his commitment to dreaming big despite adversity, readiness to confront challenges, and consistent insight and ingenuity — whether building robots or coaching peers.
For Christian, an Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship is the next step towards his goals of rising above obstacles to become the first in his family to attend college, and delving into the oceans’ depths to uncover the sea’s awaiting mysteries.
Friends of JFY/IBEW#617/DC Councilmember Glenn Sylvester