2013 La Guardia Leadership Team




2013 La Guardia Leadership Team: Johnny Lozada, Desiree Rivera, Esmerelda Vargas

Staff Advisor: Hicania Gomez



Leadership Team Stories




"Tyleah Castillo of ASAP came one fine spring day to give a presentation to our happy group of potential high school graduates.  She spoke eloquently of all the benefits ASAP offered and I sat up and took notice.  Well, not really.  I heard, 'blah blah blah MetroCard blah blah blah FREE BOOKS blah blah BOOK VOUCHER.'  Now at this point, I still wasn’t sure if I wanted to take on school.  The more I listened, the more I realized that the writing was on the wall and went for it.  I haven’t looked back ever since."

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"... Classes had not even begun and I just knew this was my time; I was more ready and determined than I had ever been in my life...Looking back at the past two years of my life, I can say with confidence that ASAP was a godsend.  Being accepted into the program was the beginning of my road to redemption.  ASAP provided me with all the necessary tools to be the best student that I can possibly be and I truly don’t think I would have been able to reignite my potential without the program."

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"Your first year of college can be so confusing and frustrating.  You have no idea what to do or where to go; you’re like a lost puppy.  But with ASAP, you have a sense of comfort and confidence. They’re like a family you know you can count on. Knowing that there's someone to help you and guide you through those difficult times in college really makes all the difference."

Read Esmerelda Vargas's Story >>