Posts Tagged as "growing up"

Seventeen going on 30

June 9, 2016 /

I have big responsibilities, even more so after my dad lost his business. With our second income gone, I know I have to get a job to support my mom and sisters. Things are sometimes so hard I want to disappear. But then I think about my family and how much they need me.

Navigating Life in Merced, As a Biracial Teen

August 25, 2014 /

                                            photo courtesy of Natalie Salas by Natalie Salas Ed Note: In the 2010 Census, over 4,000 residents of the City of Merced self-reported as being of more than one race. Read More

Growing Up

February 7, 2013 /

Slowly but surely, I started to get better in school. I got in less and less trouble, I stopped fighting and became an A and B student and I started playing sports like basketball. I started to look for ways to get involved in my community and that’s how I found out about BHC.