Isaac Colindres has three goals in life: attend college, make something of himself and help his mother and grandparents.
Inspired by his high-achieving aunts and uncles, Colindres always tries to be the best he can. For him, it’s not about limitations. It’s about growth.
“I live in Norwalk [California] now,” he said. “But I lived in Compton as a child. Through all of my teen years I lived in Long Beach, Paramount and Downey.”
Despite moving so often, his mom kept him in the same school. He focused on what mattered most — whether it was basketball or his school’s Key Club.
“No matter how far away we were, she still made the drive to Norwalk,” he said. “She didn’t want the moves to be hard on me and my sister.”
Colindres said moving so much taught him to adapt fast and socialize quickly.
“You always want friends in your neighborhood,” he said. “And, that’s how I learned how to adapt. You never want to be the only kid on the block without any friends.”
Colindres wants to accomplish big things this school year as editor in chief of his high school’s newspaper, The Voice.