My name is Reyna Erica Lozano. I am a sophomore at Metropolitan State College of Denver pursuing a Business Management Bachelors degree and minor in French. I was born here in Denver, Colorado in 1991 and was raised in a Mexican family who only knew how to speak Spanish. Growing up presented many challenges such as economic problems and racial prejudice and language barriers lack of self esteem due to the fact I was bilingual. Over time I learned to overcome these challenges and learn new things.
I work with a non-profit called Mauricio Saravia School of the Arts. My duty as a coordinator assistant is to read to the kids and help them with their homework, help cook supper for the kids to eat, teach the painting class to the kids and helping them paint, and work the store of prizes for the kids. To work for this non-profit is a real honor because it has allowed me to connect with the little kids and get more involved with the community.
In addition to working with a non-profit organization I work with a high school. I graduated from Alameda High School and throughout the four years I really enjoyed working in many extracurricular activities. Since I started working with Journey Through Our Heritage I needed to work with a high school and I decided to work with Alameda. My duty at my high school is to work as a mentor and tutor with a group of high school students. I get with them once a week and help prepare them for our events. I have had the opportunity to bond with my students and give them advice and help them follow the right path.
Through my experiences working with Journey Through Our Heritage, the community outreach, and high school, I have discovered the urging desire to work in something similar in the future. I hope to one day own my own business and work with many different organizations. I also plan to make a change in peoples lives, most importantly the younger generation because I feel that it is important to mentor them so when they grow up they can be someone very important in the future. I believe that they are the leaders of the future and we have to guide them in the right way.