Zantos' Future of Opportunity
Zantos is a senior at St. Helena High School and has been a participant in our CLARO youth mentoring program for the last 6 years. Inspired by his dad, an upvalley mechanic, Zantos knew he wanted to pursue a career in engineering through higher education, but didn’t know where to start. That’s when his cousin invited him to join CLARO. Zantos knows that becoming an adult comes with a lot of challenges, but because of the mentorship he received in CLARO he now feels he is ready for college.
It’s stories like Zantos’ that inspire our work to ensure that all generations have trusted guidance and support to build on the strengths they already possess. Strong communities don’t just happen; they are built with intentionality and a belief that members of all ages and backgrounds contribute in vital ways to an interconnected and healthy society.