Yarian Garcia Vela- Texas

My name is Yarian Garcia Vela, and I was born on the 30th of October, 2002, in Tamaulipas, Mexico. I lived in Mexico until I was eleven and moved to the United States in 2014. I graduated from St. Pius X High School in 2021, currently attend Houston Baptist University, will continue with my studies at the University of Houston, and hope to graduate in 2025.

ACE means the world to me because its mission is for children and education. There are an enormous amount of kids who are not comfortable in their environment and school. Most of them don’t have the choice or freedom of receiving a better education due to their zip code. ACE saves the future of families in ten states and counting. ACE gives hope to families like mine for a better future. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity given to me. They gave me the freedom to choose my high school, which was the environment I needed to continue to achieve my goals. The school provided all the attention I needed to grow, not only as a student but as a person. I am an ACE alumnus, and I am excited to continue helping others get to where I am and further as ACE helped me. School choice is important and can lead families to achieve their dreams.