Edgar has been part of New Horizons since he was in third grade. In that time, he has grown from being a shy boy into a young man determined to graduate. He is set to join the army in summer 2021.
"It has always been difficult for me to stay on task and focused at school, causing my grades to plummet. When I joined New Horizons, they helped me focus and made me realize the importance of getting better grades. I have gotten on the A/B honor roll and had perfect attendance many times since then."
"Throughout the years, [Club Directors] Mr. Luis and Mrs. Esther have made a positive impact on my life. They’ve helped me in every aspect of my relationship with God and given me motivation to strive for a better future. This program has given me opportunities I would never have imagined in my life."
"Because of New Horizons, my parents and I won't be frantically panicking about how I'm going to pay off college or technical school. They assisted me in applying for scholarships and due to this I have now obtained not one but two scholarships... These scholarships will contribute to being the first person in my family to follow their dream career."
"At first, I would hang out with people that did not have the best influence on me but as time went on, new staff like [Club Director] Mrs. Esther really had a big impact on me. I used to not care about school but she would sit down with me and talk about life. She helped me change my mindset."
"When I first started school, I struggled to read books and speak English well. I actually failed 1st grade because of this struggle. New Horizons saw this and would make me read a couple pages and ask me questions about what I read. Even though I hated doing this, it helped me in the long run and I am now an honor roll student. "