Growing up in different schools was hard for me. Before my current school I attended a place that did not embrace diversity, as an African American Jew no one understood me. I felt like I always had to prove who I was. Through the Achievers Program I came to know that my diverse identity is a great manifestation of who I am as a human being. The Achievers Program showed me that I can do great things if I just try my best to succeed. I have gained leadership, communication skills, and confidence in myself. The Black & Latino Achievers is not just for African American teenagers but all teens can succeed through this program.