One of Alessandra’s favorite activities is painting, and her teacher mentioned that one of her strengths is that she is very helpful. One thing she struggles with is that she is insecure when expressing herself. Alessandra is often described as friendly, affectionate, and shy.
Alessandra’s mom and dad, Lynda and Luis, are 29 and 32. They both finished high-school and Lynda works in homes while Luis sells assorted products on the street, earning a little more than the minimum wage between the two of them. They applied for a scholarship from Programa Velasco because Lynda brings in most of the family’s income, but her earnings aren’t stable from month to month. Both parents make a big effort to stay active in activities here. Luis participated in workshops on positive discipline techniques, and Lynda is consistent in attending monthly parent meetings on Saturdays. We applaud their efforts and are glad to have Alessandra as a scholarship student!