Participant Spotlight: Meet Amanda Flores

Categories: 2020, Newsletter

Amanda Flores has been in our program since 2016 excelling in our classes and making her way up to Ace (our highest level). She has recently completed all four Ace projects.

“Amanda is an outstanding student, she is determined, smart, respectful, and self-motivated. Our program is better with her involved as she leads by example and consistently demonstrates our Nine Core Values. Over the years she has become more self-confident and routinely pushed herself past her comfort zone. I am glad she began coaching with us this Winter as she is someone students should look up to.”  shared Program Director, Chris Moreno-Hunt.

According to Amanda, “First Tee of Silicon Valley helped me discover methods to learn about myself and what I wanted when pursuing higher education. Over the years I participated, I saw the bonds the coaches shared with the participants and I’m at a point where I am now assisting First Tee by being what they were to me to the incoming students. I also carry this insight that has been provided by FTSV to school and the clubs I am involved in.”

Amanda is a high school senior at University Preparatory Academy in San Jose. In addition to her studies she is the Secretary of the Latinx club at her school, and volunteers at Sacred Heart Community Center passing out and preparing food boxes for those in need.

Currently she is in the process of applying to colleges where she hopes to attend a 4-year university. Her goal is to be a Professor and plans to major in Sociology with a minor in History or Latin-American studies. We wish the best for Amanda through her college application process and believe in her ability to shine in college and beyond.  Thank you, Amanda, for making a positive impact on our chapter!

Are you interested in joining Amanda and taking a FTSV class? Please visit our Youth Classes Page