Oliver Martinez-Reyes

University of Denver - 2021



Mentoring first generation and/or low-income high school students that are undecided about both educational/economic careers.

Project: I plan to mentor a few high school students who are first generation and/or low-income who are undecided about both their educational and economic careers. Through my mentorship, I want to expose all resources and opportunities that are being taken for granted by many individuals that my mentees can benefit from

Inspiration: Coming from both a first generation and low-income family I had no one to vouch for me or help me understand how to prepare myself for higher education and a professional career. So I had to do a lot of research and constant risk-taking, to find the resources that got me to where I am today. I know that behind me are many, so I want to help others from my similar background achieve the realization that a higher education and any economic career is possible.

Future Plans For Project: Through my civic engagement work, I hope to develop go-getters, who are active in paying forward their wisdom and helping the next generation develop a strong sense of purpose.