Success Stories

  • Destiny, Graduating Senior

    At 11 years old, Destiny found herself homeless. Her mom was a drug addict. Destiny got into some bad behaviors herself. She began a string of robberies, many times for a place to sleep. Sometimes she slept in cars. Destiny was eventually placed into the foster care system. A teacher at her former school adopted her last year, and from that point forward her life has made a turn for the better. Her motto is “Everyday is a new day.” She credits the positive adults who have been introduced to her life, such as teachers and her caseworker, for helping her. Destiny appreciated that all she had to do was ask when she needed something. She has found this kind of environment too in her HOPE high school, Alpha Learning Academy in Pueblo. Destiny likes that it is smaller and that the teachers work night and day to help their students. When she started with Alpha Learning Academy last school year, she was very behind and it didn’t look like she would graduate with her Class of 2019. But she buckled down and worked really hard and now is on track to cross the stage in May and earn her diploma. And she did all this while maintaining good grades. She plans to attend Pueblo Community College and wants to become an EMT. Destiny was voted by her peers as the Student Body President of her Learning Center. She says it is important to take on these leadership positions to be a role model to other students. 

    Destiny was selected as one of five national 2018 RASPA (Reaching At-Promise Students Association) Courage Award Scholarship Winners

    Posted 10/2/18