Jacqueline Reyes

University of Colorado Boulder - 2027

Youth education

Major: Political Science

Project: I’m interested in youth education because, in many low-income communities, young people lack the opportunity to pursue higher education.

Inspiration: I chose this project because, in my personal experience, I had to commute 45 minutes every day from my community to access a quality education. Leaving my community was a daily challenge for me because I never had the opportunity to connect with fellow youth from my own community.

Future Plans: With my community engagement and social impact work, I hope to create opportunities for local youth, ensuring they don’t face the challenges I did in accessing education. My goal is to foster a supportive environment and empower them to thrive within their community.