Cynthia Barragan has a very busy schedule

The eldest daughter in the Barragan family, Cynthia balances attending high school, taking additional courses in the afternoon at Fresno City College, helping her two younger sisters with their homework, and assisting other Parc Grove residents in an after-school homework assistance program. And she is only 15 years old.

Cynthia came to the after-school program as a quiet and reserved young lady, asking if there was a way she could help the younger children. Since that time, she has become a vital resource for the program coordinator, helping students with homework assignments, reading programs, sports workshops, special events, and even snack duty. She is currently maintaining a 3.6 GPA at the Design Science High School, where she was invited to apply and now attends.