4 years ago a Juliana Perales, a local teacher from Barkely Ruiz Elementary, came to us and said she needed to do more for the students that are below the “at risk” student population. We met Juliana through some of of our on campus events and serving in the community. Juliana expressed that the level of commitment to this could not be attained while in the classroom. She decided to resign her position, come back as a volunteer, and teach, mentor, and invest in the lives of her students on a personal level to see life change. Now she leads our lunch buddy and mentoring program. Be a part of serving the students in our community.