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Where Are They Now?   Victor Pinzon, Optimist Alumni

Past resident Victor Pinzon graduated from Optimist High School in
August 2010. In 2012, he became a licensed phlebotomist and after
working in that profession for a while, discovered he didn’t truly enjoy
it. In 2013, Victor applied for a job at Optimist Youth Homes as a
Youth Care Counselor where he worked in E dorm until he resigned
in 2014 in order to attend college full-time. He was a wonderful
employee and role model for our youth since he had once been
in their shoes.

Victor has been working at Youth Moving On Peer Resource Center in Pasadena as a
peer partner for the past 1 ½ years. In June of 2016, he obtained his Associates of Arts
degree from Pasadena City College and graduated with a 3.0 GPA.   read more