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Susan Armenta

Susan Armenta

Susan Armenta grew up in the Midwest and went to college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Susan continued her education at both San Diego State University and National University where she is close to completing her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She is the mother of five grown children and remarkably the grandmother of a twelve-year-old. Susan receives support from her husband who is a teacher working with teens on probation. They spend a lot time sharing ideas for the students and the classroom.

Susan spent a good deal of 1999-2000 working with the San Diego community on the Young Adult Homeless Outreach Committee (YAHO) in preparation for the new Monarch High School. The new school serves as a national prototype for homeless youth. Susan stressed that the new Monarch brought together “essentially all the agencies serving homeless youth in San Diego.” A business alliance program provides the students with on-the-job training. Profits from this business alliance will in turn provide scholarships.

“When partnered with our mentoring program this community design will be a one-stop shop for kids!”



 
 
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