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Celene Alva
Recipient of a $2500
Lucille Miller Wright National Scholarship

“I used to be a shy girl, but due to the Girls Inc. programs, I’ve grown into an outgoing, strong, smart and bold, young woman.”

Celene credits her involvement in Girls Inc. with learning to voice her opinion without being influenced by the judgments of others. Her participation in Girls Inc. of the Central Coast began with programs such as Will Power/Won’t Power ® and the Smart Choices high school preparation program. She eventually took on the role of Youth Leader, in which she organized and led activities for other teens, as well as managed aspects of the program such as budgeting, scheduling, and member recruitment. She plans to pursue a degree in communications and a career as either a journalist or photographer to bring to light issues affecting the world.