Olga Morales

I’m Olga Morales, but growing up surrounded by drugs, alcoholic’s, and gang bangers in the streets of a city that never sleeps. Although my surroundings are tough, i was taught that your surroundings do not make who you are. I believe the way you are raised has the biggest impact of who you will become.


        I was raised by my parents, both of my parents are hard working people, i don’t get to see them as much since bills have to be paid and food needs to be on the table. I took that into effect and started messing up in school to help around the house being that i was the oldest girl. I had realized that school will be the only way out. Coming back to school and working through my last year feels great! I am an example that “hard work pays off.“


      Everyday after school i like to relax and take time off from being the determined student i am. Though i always find myself completing all my assignments at home before the due date, I  make sure that i’m always on track with everything that needs to done. I have no doubt that I will reach my goal by graduating on June 27th 2017.

most people call me, “Lillie”. I was born on August 7th 1997. i’m a young adult who lives in the Bronx who struggles day by day to get by. I am