Diego is another student who inspires us at RISE. He will be graduating from Anacostia High in 2019. Whenever I am having a bit of a bad day, I think about students like Diego and keep forging on. Here is his story:
"I live in Anacostia in Southeast Washington, D.C. Growing up in Southeast has its challenges. In my neighborhood, there are homeless people and trash everywhere. I also see a police presence every day. Two years ago, my close friend, Kevin, was shot to death a few blocks from my school and a few blocks from my house..."