Yajaira Orozco

Yajaira Orozco is a senior at Sequoia High School who plans to attend a four-year college focused on Environmental Studies. She has pushed herself to get as much as she can from school through advanced classes, and to always give back to her community.

Yajaira helps her single-mother raise a younger brother, and volunteers with the Boys and Girls club of the Peninsula to put on workshops for recent immigrants and spent three weeks working in Nicaragua. Her references praise Yajaira’s rapid personal growth, resiliency as a young woman of color leading in advanced academic classes, and passion for helping others from marginalized backgrounds.

For her, an Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Scholarship will help achieve the goal of being the first in her immigrant family to attend college, and clear financial obstacles so she can devote her life to helping those in need.

Super Power:
Ripen rotten fruit/vegetables

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