Youth Ally Returns
HOLA is thrilled to welcome Geancarlo Salazar back to HOLA as this year’s Scholar in Residence. Geancarlo is very excited to return to HOLA. He credits HOLA with giving him the tools to go to college and become a better person. Through the Scholar in Residence program, HOLA alumni work as paid interns, assisting with College Success/Alumni Department. Geancarlo’s first tasks are to find ways to connect with recent HOLA alumni and to put together some care packages for HOLA alums who are currently in college.
Geancarlo brings lots of great experience with him. he’s a class of 2012 alumni and when he was at HOLA he took the SAT Prep classes, participated in Stoked Mentoring and volunteered his time with the Bridges program, supporting the staff and the students during.
Geancarlo is a sophomore at Cal State Dominguez Hills, majoring in Psychology with an emphasis in Sports and Criminology. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career as a therapist for the NCAA or as a guidance counselor. In addition to his work at HOLA, Geancarlo is also part of the Male Success Alliance at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Through the program, he is working as an academic mentor at Bethune Middle School. The program aims to instill a sense of brotherhood in youth males of color, teaching them perseverance, integrity and professional development.