In a city where teens struggle to earn a high school diploma, Family Service is reframing youths’ self-perception, awareness, and actualization through teen-led groups fostering positive peer networks and combating bullying, exploratory learning, and community transformation through service and civic engagement.
By Mary E. Garr – President/CEO, Family Service Association of San Antonio
Jun 8, 2018
As Maria Juarez started wrapping up her day of job training at one of Family Service’s Financial Empowerment Centers, she took a deep breath and sighed as she stood up to leave the classroom. The counselor realized something was bothering Juarez because she began to weep. Juarez could hardly speak.