Student Stories

Student Stories

SOPHIA\'S STORY

SOPHIA’S STORY

I can honestly say that San Antonio Can was one of the most life changing times in my life.

DESTINY\'S STORY

DESTINY’S STORY

My story begins when my mom was 15-years-old. She was raped by my father and that is how I was conceived.

ANNA\'S STORY

ANNA’S STORY

There was a time when Ana didn’t have much hope for what her future might hold.

MATT\'S STORY

MATT’S STORY

To start out I’ll explain where I’m coming from.

DAMETRI\'S STORY

DAMETRI’S STORY

All my life I have had to overcome problems that I thought would never happen to me.

STACEY\'S STORY

STACEY’S STORY

Beginning my first year of high school through what was supposed to be my junior year, I had no priorities or motivation to go to school.

SEAN\'S STORY

SEAN’S STORY

Sean Fulayter’s story is both humbling and inspiring. Sean comes to us from Michigan after overcoming unbelievable obstacles.

MARQUIN\'S STORY

MARQUIN’S STORY

Marquin came to Dallas Can Academy a year ago after getting kicked out of public school. That shattered his mother’s dreams.

MARIANO\'S STORY

MARIANO’S STORY

The only thing Mariano could depend on in life was his mother’s love. His mom and step-dad immigrated to the United States when he was one.

KIMBERLY\'S STORY

KIMBERLY’S STORY

At age sixteen Kimberly lost her dad unexpectedly. It was absolutely devastating. She was emotionally paralyzed for an entire year.

JUAN\'S STORY

JUAN’S STORY

How do you go from living life on the edge and not caring about consequences to thinking twice about everything you do, how it will affect your life a

ISMAEL\'S STORY

ISMAEL’S STORY

If you happen to be the oldest in your family, it’s likely you’ve heard someone tell you to set a good example for your younger siblings.

MYREON\'S STORY

MYREON’S STORY

Myreon Jackson is graduating a year early from high school. He never thought that was possible. School had always been a struggle for him.

RUTH\'S STORY

RUTH’S STORY

What do you do when you are nineteen, a single mother of three with a ninth grade education and no job prospects? Sounds like a challenge that most pe

TENNI\'S STORY

TENNI’S STORY

Tenni Nicholson was only two when her dad died, but her mom never stopped reminding Tenni how much he loved her.

KIM\'S STORY

KIM’S STORY

Most of Kim’s childhood was clouded by severe depression caused by physical and psychological abuse she suffered as a young girl.

ANNA, AXA AND NAARA\'S STORY

ANNA, AXA AND NAARA’S STORY

The Marquez sisters (Anna, Axa and Naara) came to the United States with their mom and her boyfriend when they were very young. Ana is shy and funny.

IMMANUEL\'S STORY

IMMANUEL’S STORY

The first thing Immanuel said to me when we started talking was that he had a good life growing up.

LOUIS\' STORY

LOUIS’ STORY

“I have big expectations for my life. I want to get involved in government so that I can make a difference in people’s lives…

PATRICIA\'S STORY

PATRICIA’S STORY

Patricia lives with her mom, her little brother and sister and her daughter Analy.

PRECIOUS\' STORY

PRECIOUS’ STORY

Precious has a very simple goal in life. “I want to have a happy home,” she said. It’s not that she didn’t have a happy home.

PRINCE\'S STORY

PRINCE’S STORY

A lot of people say having a strong man around is important to boys growing up. Prince Green knows it’s true.

SHAWN\'S STORY

SHAWN’S STORY

Shawn’s mom was a single parent who raised five children alone.

JASMINE\'S STORY

JASMINE’S STORY

Jasmine is the baby in her family. She has two older brothers and one sister. Her recollection of her parents is hazy.

TIFFANY\'S STORY

TIFFANY’S STORY

Tiffany is calm, serene, wise and strong-minded like her parents.

THEO\'S STORY

THEO’S STORY

As you talk to Theo you can see his mind at work. This young man has always focused on being successful and he has a plan.

JORDAN\'S STORY

JORDAN’S STORY

It is safe to say Jordan never focused on school. He hung out with his friends and played football and basketball.

JOSE\'S STORY

JOSE’S STORY

Jose Morales didn’t grow up in a “Leave It To Beaver” family, but he had it better than most in his neighborhood.

LATISHA\'S STORY

LATISHA’S STORY

Latisha explained that her extended family reminded her of the Huxtables. When everyone got together there was nothing but laughter.

SHAKOTA\'S STORY

SHAKOTA’S STORY

Getting her high school diploma is a big deal for Shakota. She will be the first in her family to graduate from high school.

LEXIA\'S STORY

LEXIA’S STORY

When Lexia was six, her mom was murdered by a friend. Since Lexia’s dad was in jail, her grandparents were given custody.

CECILIA \'S STORY

CECILIA ‘S STORY

Imagine having seven siblings, two parents, and not living with any of them.

SAMANTHA\'S STORY

SAMANTHA’S STORY

With her innocent and open spirit you would never suspect Samantha came from such a volatile upbringing.

SAMSON\'S STORY

SAMSON’S STORY

Samson’s dad had always been his inspiration. He came here at eighteen and learned English very quickly.

JOHN\'S STORY

JOHN’S STORY

John was brought up in a turbulent family, so in many ways the path he followed is not unexpected.

LILLITH\'S STORY

LILLITH’S STORY

Lillith’s parents were never married, and neither one of them was in a position to assume responsibility for her.

VENICIO\'S STORY

VENICIO’S STORY

Venicio grew up in a tight family. His sisters were grown and no longer at home.

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