‘1 in 5’ Episode 14: Meet Yoslin Amaya Hernandez

Yoslin Amaya Hernandez | May 17, 2021 | Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents, Press Releases

Yoslin Hernandez is a mother to two boys, ages five and three. She is also a student at University Of Maryland majoring in Government and Politics.

After she had her first son, she knew she had to go to college and earn her degree to break her family’s cycle of poverty. During that time, she applied to become a Generation Hope scholar and has been part of their program for four years.

They have helped her exceed in school. She began to seek advocating opportunities with Generation Hope when she stepped foot on her college campus and jumped through hurdles to get to where she wanted to be.

Yoslin hopes her degree in politics will propel her to make a
change for student parents and for immigrants.

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You can read the episode transcript here.

Resources

Generation Hope uses a two-generation approach by surrounding motivated teen parents and their children with mentors, emotional support, and financial resources that they need to thrive in college and kindergarten.

A Wider Circle in Silver Springs, Maryland, focuses on the creation of stable homes, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and offers life skills classes for pregnant and parenting teens, in efforts to end poverty.

TheDream.US helps DREAMers graduate from college with career-ready degrees. They partner with over 70 colleges who offer scholarships and other financial assistance to complete college.

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