Few things are harder than contradicting your parents and more so when you have nobody else to show you the way. For Eduardo Solorio, the 19 year-old freshman at University of California Irvine, winner of the 2013 $15,000 Haz La U educational grant offered by Colgate-Palmolive, standing up to his parents’ lack of vision for him was the only way out of the fields.
Born to Mexican parents who dissed education as a waste of time, Eduardo was always compared to his older brother, Alejandro, who was good with his hands and could work the land just like everyone the siblings knew. “I was always looking for my parents approval,” says Eduardo, “I wanted education to be my thing. But my parents are illiterate and they didn’t understand how important education was. So in eighth grade I realized I had to excel academically for myself. I decided I wanted to become a teacher to inspire other Latinos to fulfill their dreams. I want for them to know that even when they don’t have the money to pay for college, there is money out there. I want to change things for my little brother’s generation.” >> more
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