I'm going to be a 12th grader at Channel Islands High School. I joined Upward Bound because I love to meet new people, and because they can help me to prepare myself on my classes. I love sports, I have been in Tae Kwon Do for 2 years. It really helps me in my personality, something that changed my life a lot. Some of my goals are to be the first one to graduate because I'm the oldest one. After I graduate from Channel Islands I want to go to college. One of my biggest goals in my life since I was a little kid is to help others no matter what, that's why I want to become a firefighter, that's one of my main motivations. Then later on have an organization where I really can help families from other places where they really need our help. I was born in Vacavill, CA but I'm really proud to have Mexican roots.
I am a 12th grader at Channel Islands High School. I was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico and I came here at the age of 3. I used to live with my uncle and family when I first got here, but later on my parents split up and went their separate ways. Both sides of my family were always moving until they finally found houses and settled down. I went to Mar Vista for grade school, Ocean View for middle school, and Channel Islands for high school where I now play football. My overall goal is to have a good paying job to support my family financially so they won’t have to worry about money ever again. My dream job is to become a real estate agent because they pay well and I’ve always liked to sell. My backup plan is to become a social worker because they pay well and I’ve always wanted to help people.
HI my name is America Tapia. I'm 15 turning 16 next year and I love to play soccer, do makeup and paint.