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Youth Voices—Andy, in His Own Words

    Youth Voices—Andy, in His Own Words

    Venustiano Carranza was known for its meager resources of clean water, housing, electricity and education. In the early 1970s and late 1990s, this rural town located in Quintana Roo, Mexico was home to my parents until they migrated to the U.S. Unfortunately, they never had the chance to receive a higher education. The farthest they have gotten was elementary school. Most underprivileged families didn’t have the sufficient funds to pay for all of middle and high school level education. However, today my family continues to succeed and thrive without the privilege of having an education.