Sam Rayburn High graduate Jovanny Andrade traveled to Washington, D.C. this May to meet with legislators and present at the Breakfast of Champions at the Afterschool for All Challenge.
The Afterschool for All program brings together educators and students from around to nation to present in front of more than 200 legislators in favor of quality afterschool programs. Supporters of the program seek to communicate the importance of afterschool programs on children, families and the community.
As an advocate for afterschool programs, Andrade served as an ambassador for the Cooperative for After-School Enrichment program at Sam Rayburn High. The training and information he gained during the program led him to present at educational workshops in Austin.
Other Pasadena ISD CASE ambassadors were Sam Rayburn High students David Maldonado, Michelle Medellin, Kassandra Payan, Dulce Zuniga and Janet Razo. South Houston High students were Eusebio Romero, Desiree Roberts, Roel Ramirez, Francisco Ochoa, Lorena Luna and Liz Luna.
Jovanny Andrade (far right) pictured with U.S. Rhode Island
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Afterschool Alliance executive
director Jodi Grant.