Six Guardian Scholars were honored at the John Burton Advocates for Youth Graduation Celebration held on May 7, 2018 at San Francisco State University.

Skyline College Guardian Scholars Devontae Young, Marikina McConnico, Eileen Paguio, Sarina O’Gilvie, Erlinda Ojeda Marques and Mercedes Henry were honored at this event. This event honored 50 graduating and seven continuing former foster youth from Northern California.

“These remarkable young men and women should be applauded for what they’ve accomplished. Foster youth must often overcome significant educational challenges. By working through those challenges, they have placed themselves on the path towards a successful future. They are truly shining examples of the strength and endurance of the human spirit” John Burton said.

Article by Linda Allen


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