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to be its best. Thank you!
-The Monterey County Gives! team.
GBA’s mission is to empower youth by developing their athletic skills, leadership, work ethic, world view, and enhancing their commitment to the community
This big idea builds on the fact that GBA's mission is to give youth a world view. By exposing them to college campuses, bringing guest speakers, and holding college application workshops, the youth will get the preparation needed to seek a higher education. Many of our students will be the first in their family to go to college and do not have the means to hire a college advisor or attend some of the classes offered through the official college recruitment companies. By starting a college campaign, we will expose our youth not only through the field trips but also by bringing in college students, counselors, and recruiters to our academy nights.
It has been my pleasure to be part of GBA since I was four years old. GBA has been one of my best experiences in my life and taken me to different countries and provided me the opportunity to learn about new cultures. Being exposed to these different cultures has taught me to respect and care about others. GBA is my second family. I am lucky to have GBA as a supportive system to guide me to succeed in life. GBA has shown me how to be respectful, welcoming, humble, and inclusive to our community. Volunteers are supportive and now that I'm older, I would love to imitate them. Everything that GBA has taught me will translate later in life for me to become a better person and helpy my community. I have made many memories with great people and I hope to make many more as a GBA member.
- Rogelio Jacinto