Role Model Program

Students Say….

School: New Brunswick Middle School, New Brunswick, NJ
Dear HISPA: I’m thankful for all the speakers who came. I learned a lot from each of them. The speakers that caught my attention a lot were Carlos, Axel, Abraham, and Chantel. They got my attention more because their careers are some of my options I want to have in the future. Also, their stories touched my heart deeply. All of the speakers inspired me to do my best regardless of the obstacles. I’m thankful for them coming, it was a great experience.

HISPA Role Model: Marina Batista (UPS)
School: Park Elementary School, Newark, NJ
“What I learned from your visit was that you inspired me to go to college, and do better in school so thank you and I am thankful for you to come and tell us about your life.”
HISPA Role Model: Aixa Acevedo (HISPA)
School: Shull School, Perth Amboy, NJ
“Gracias por venir aquí, me hizo entender que no importa quien eres tu eres quien decide de ti mismo. Un gran gusto conocerla!”
HISPA Role Model: Dr. Ivonne Diaz-Claisse (HISPA)
School: Manhattan Bridges High School, New York, NY
What I learned from your visit was that I must always aim higher and to go to college. You inspired me to do better. I would like to thank you for giving me the inspiration to go to college.
HISPA Role Model: Maria Oquendo
School:Summit High School, Summit, NJ
“What I learned from your visit was very important and beneficial. Everything about how you had to become prepared now or else you’ll have a hard time in college really inspired me to do better. I would like to thank you for giving me the motivation to do harder to succeed”
HISPA role Model: Mildred Medina
School:Marquis De Lafayette Elementary School No. 6
What I learned from your visit was that working hard is important. Learning about your difficult journey to her current life. I was enthusiastic in your coming and I have gained a better inspiration into doing good in school. I would like to thank you for coming to our school and telling us your life which has inspired me to exceed in grades and try hard in school.”
HISPA role Model: Victor Jose Romo
School:Woodrow Wilson Middle School Edison,Nj
“What I learned from your visit was that you should never give up but pursue your dreams. Doing good in school will get you places you want to be. I would like to thank you for being very inspiring”
HISPA role Model: Victor Jose Romo
School:Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School, New York, NY
“What I learned your visit was that it is very important to go to school and get a good job to afford where I live. I would like to thank you inspiring me to get an education and go to college.”
HISPA role Model: Nate Santana
School:Red Bank Middle School, Red Bank, NJ
“What I learned from your visit was how you could still succeed no matter what your background story is. I would like to thank you for inspiring me.”