Katy attends Norte Vista High School. She is an AP/IB student and also enrolled in the AVID program. What most intrigued her to join CLP was the idea that a team of people could help her community become a better place and work on global projects. She has “always wanted to help make an impact in our society but never knew exactly how to and joining CLP really fulfilled my desire.” She has traveled with CLP to meet leaders in India and activists in Mexico. Her favorite hobby is organizing the Arlanza Garden.
Adriana “Nena” Torres
Nena is a student at Norte Vista High School and participates in IB, Lady Brave Travelers and Best Buddies. She was motivated to be a part of CLP because “I was interested in doing something out of my comfort zone and because I was interested in learning about different kinds of social justice.” She is currently involved in the Arlanza Garden project.
Denise is a student at Norte Vista High School and involved in International Baccalaureate, AVID, Lady Brave Travelers, Best Buddies and CLP. She keeps herself busy and productive, loves to shop and hang out with friends and family. She has been involved in CLP for nearly a year, and is most involved with the Arlanza Garden project. She has also visited Mexico as part of the “Confronteras” program. “I love what CLP focuses on: social justice, youth and change. I’m excited to be a part of this and can’t wait to accomplish all of our goals!”
Franay is a student of Norte Vista High School and has been involved in several clubs, including the International Baccalaureate program, “Make-A-Wish @ NoVi” & “Octagon.” She is born and raised in the Arlanza community. She was motivated to become a youth leader by the fact that every project or activity led by CLP creates an impact/change in a community she’s known as home her whole life. “CLP was my first exposure to social justice work and since then, I’ve developed a passion for it. As the emerging Arlanza Community Garden grows, I want a better reputation for Arlanza to sprout as well.”
Isaac was born in the Arlanza neighborhood and has seen how this neighborhood has changed over the years; “I have experienced first hand what it is like to be told you can’t be who you want to be, to have someone tell you that you are not good enough to lead, that you will amount to nothing. But I never let it stop me and never will, the youth are about breaking the status quo, about changing our future, about making this world ours.” He loves tennis, reading, poetry, soccer, dance, music, and metaphors. Among tennis, straight As and various leadership positions, he knows that by “being a part of CLP, I am becoming the man I want to be and leading a new world, a new era, and a new tomorrow.”