Raymond Cortez
01 / 19
Raymond Cortez
Scholar

My name is Raymond Cortez, a sophomore pursing a degree in Computer Engineering.

"With a passion for innovation and a keen interest in embedded systems, I’m constantly seeking opportunities to further my understanding and explore new technologies. Beyond academics, you’ll find me immersed in reading, enjoying music, hitting the gym, and cherishing time with family and friends. My goal is to leverage my skills and knowledge to make a meaningful impact, particularly in the field of embedded systems. Looking ahead, I aspire to venture into the realm of robotics, a childhood fascination for boundless opportunities of innovation. Always looking to connect with like-minded individuals and explore ways to collaborate on projects that push myself and others on the boundaries of technology."
Jordyn Hewitt
02 / 19
Jordyn Hewitt
Scholar

Hi, my name is Jordyn Hewitt. I am a Junior at Sacramento Academic Vocational Academy High School.

"I am active in the YLC Scholarship Program and I just recently volunteered for the Lu Mien Festival. I plan to study Animal Sciences at University of California, Davis to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine, so that I can become a Veterinarian."
Pearl Flucas
03/ 19
Pearl Flucas
Scholar

Hi, my name is Pearl Flucas. I will be graduating from Sacramento State University with a degree in Computer Engineering.

"I am a member of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). After my graduation during my final semester, I am looking to become a Hardware Engineer."
Dario Hernandez
04 / 19
Dario Hernandez
Scholar

Hello, My name is Dario Hernandez. I am a Fortune High School senior and attend Cosumnes River College (CRC).

"I am active in my church, and I volunteer there as well, whether that be by cleaning up or helping the church get prepared for mass. I will also graduate from CRC with my Associate in Science degree in General Science. I plan to attend Cal Poly to study Architectural Engineering to pursue a career in designing and building structures so that I can have a steady job and help those around me."
Juan Gonzales
05 / 19
Juan Gonzales
Scholar

Hi, I’m Juan Gonzales. I’m a student at Fortune High School and I also take classes at Cosumnes River College.

"I will graduate on June 13th in the Top 3 of my senior class in high school, and will be receiving my Associate's Degree this summer. I've volunteered multiple times for my teacher's church where we helped clean, paint, and renovate the building. I am currently wait-listed for Cal Poly Slo - if accepted, I will be granted a full-ride scholarship thanks to my school's connection to Cal Poly. If that doesn't work out however, I will be studying technology at California State University, Sacramento."
Oreana Cardenas
06/ 19
Oreana Cardenas
Scholar

Hi my name is Oreana Cardenas and I’m a Junior at Monterey Trail High School.

"I am interested in becoming a Surgeon as a possible career path. In my free time, I enjoy running track."
Orestes Cardenas
07/ 19
Orestes Cardenas
Scholar

Hi, my name is Orestes Cardenas. I currently attend Monterey Trail High School, Class of 2025.

"After graduating, I plan to attend a four-year university to earn a degree in Business Administration and pursue a career as a young entrepreneur. In my free time, I like to run track."
Joshua Landi
08 / 19
Joshua Landi
Scholar

Hi, my name is Joshua Landi. I currently attend Foothill High School, Class of 2025.

“After graduating, I will attend a four-year college to earn a degree in Business and pursue my basketball dreams of playing at the next level. In my free time, I’m very much into fashion.”
Jamisha Jackson
09 / 19
Jamisha Jackson
Scholar

Hello, my name is Jamisha Jackson. I graduated in May of 2024 from Sacramento State University with my Bachelors in Criminal Justice.

“I currently participate in the Young Leadership Collaborative program, as well as the Cooper-Woodson-College Enhancement program at Sac State. After graduation, I plan to gain experience within the Criminal Justice system while looking into graduate studies for Social Work or Psychology. I also have an extensive background with community engagement and would like to further my involvement with different communities.”
Hanna Yu
10 / 19
Hanna Yu
Scholar

Hi! My name is Hanna Yu and I am currently a sophomore at West Campus High School.

“I am actively involved in student government as the Chair of Campus Relations and also serve as Vice-President of Key Club. In addition, I am a Life Scout and the Youth Social Media Coordinator for SacBreathe. I aspire to pursue a business career and plan to attend a four year university to study either Marketing or Economics.”
Arianna McBride
11 / 19
Arianna McBride
Scholar

Hi, my name is Arianna McBride and I am a senior in high school. I’m involved in the “One in Heart” Learning Center (homeschool co-op) and a food kitchen.

“I plan to attend UC Davis and study Agriculture to pursue a career in the Food and Drugs Administration, so that I can test medicinal plants to validate healing benefits.”
Lieniya Kwetambo
12 / 19
Lieniya Kwetambo
Scholar

Hi, my name is Lieniya Kwetambo. I will be graduating with a degree in Business concentrating in Marketing.

“I participated in a summer scholarship program called “Lunch at the Library” to provide healthy meals for kids that when school was out for the summer. After this summer, I plan on looking for more opportunities relating to the Business field to help better my experience and knowledge for my career.”
Munir Omar (Mo)
13 / 19
Munir Omar (Mo)
Scholar

Hi, my name is Munir Omar (Mo). I’m graduating from Sacramento State University with a degree in Computer Science.

“After graduation, I’m pursuing a career as a Cyber Security Analyst.”
Genice Smith
14 / 19
Genice Smith
Scholar

Hello, my name is Genice Smith. I am a Sacramento Academic Vocational Academy senior and a Columbia College sophomore.

“I hold leadership roles in the nursery at Project Church Kids and serve as a student leader in Project Youth Ministry. My plans include attending Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, to pursue a BA in Communications. Afterward, I aim to advance my education with a Masters in Biblical Theology. My ultimate goal is to return to my community and serve my loved ones through my acquired knowledge and skills.”
Nevaeh Ray
15 / 19
Nevaeh Ray
Scholar

Hello, my name is Nevaeh Ray. I am a senior at Grant Union High School where I am one of three captains on my cheerleading team.

“I am also a Scholar in the Young Leadership Collaborative Scholarship program. I plan to study Psychology at Clark Atlanta University, to later pursue a career in Counseling so that I can help people in need with their mental health.”
Ryan Dobson
16 / 19
Ryan Dobson
Scholar

Hi, my name is Ryan Dobson. I will be graduating from Sacramento State University with a degree in Kinesiology.

“I participate in the Young Leadership Collaboration program. After my final semester, I am looking to start my own business to help advocate the mental health issues in sports.”
Xavier Pickens
17 / 19
Xavier Pickens
Scholar

Hi my name is Xavier Pickens. I will be graduating from Sacramento State University with a degree in Economics.

“I lead in the Organization Collegiate 100 as the Treasurer and Economic Empowerment Chair. After graduation this fall my final semester, I am looking forward to entering the Data Analytics field.”
Alexis Mcconico
18 / 19
Alexis Mcconico
Scholar

Hello, my name is Alexis Mcconico. I attend Fortune College Prep High School, Class of 2025.

“I am the president and founder of the Black Students Union at my school and an active member of the Young Leadership Collaborative, sponsored by the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce. I will attend a Historically Black College University to study either Law or Psychology. After this summer I plan to prepare for graduation while continuing to do dual enrollment, maintaining a job, and acquiring more volunteer hours.”
Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin
19 / 19
Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin
Scholar

My name is Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin. I am a Junior at C. K. Mcclatchy High School.

“I am active in multiple clubs at my school, the Zero Tolerance Youth Leadership, the Sacramento City School District Student Advisory council, amongst many other things. I plan to attend Howard or Hampton to pursuer a career in Communications or International Business with a minor in Journalism.”
Raymond Cortez
Jordyn Hewitt
Pearl Flucas
Dario Hernandez
Juan Gonzales
Oreana Cardenas
Orestes Cardenas
Joshua Landi
Jamisha Jackson
Hanna Yu
Arianna McBride
Lieniya Kwetambo
Munir Omar (Mo)
Genice Smith
Nevaeh Ray
Ryan Dobson
Xavier Pickens
Alexis Mcconico
Kennedy O’Gilvie Joplin
previous arrow
next arrow