Yesenia's Story

Yesenia was enrolled in our after-school program from second grade through high school, when she transitioned into our college and career preparatory program. She graduated from high school in spring 2010 and began at Connecticut College on a full four-year scholarship that fall. In her first semester, she made the Dean's List. "My mom motivates me to do well in school. She is a hard worker and that pushes me to do well. Then Christopher House pushes me and helps me do well in school. It is a whole support system," Yesenia explains. "[Christopher House] gave me more confidence in myself. They are always telling me that I can do it."