Meet Monica Martinez
Monica Martinez, a 19-year-old Inglewood resident, was planning for college by taking college prep classes but became overwhelmed by her various responsibilities and could not move forward.
While attending SBWIB’s YouthBuild program, Monica gained access to counselors who helped her develop work and study habits to stay on track with homework and assignment deadlines.
Outcome and Benefits:
These habits helped her became the first one in her family to graduate from high school and attend college. She plans to work and start a career.
“South Bay WIB’s YouthBuild is a program of opportunity, and all you need to do is take it. Don’t be afraid to achieve your goals. Do it for yourself. Prove to yourself that you can grow. You won’t regret it. This is me giving you that push. Take it and become better.”