Maria Jimenez

“SummerStart changed my life. I’ve learned to take initiative and I’ve matured. The program gets you ready for college life in the fall. My classes have been different, dynamic, and interactive.”

Maria’s sister participated in SummerStart four years ago. Her sister told her SummerStart was awesome and prepared her for the academic year. “I was scared at first because I’ve never been out of my country before.”

Maria’s advice to future SummerStart students: “Take the chance. SummerStart isn’t easy, but it will help you be more independent and learn how to manage your time.”

Maria was the winner of the SummerStart Annual Talent Show.