His mother works at a sewing shop. In middle school, his grades were bad. But four years later, Jordy Rodriguez is headed to Princeton University with a full scholarship. “It’s something I never thought I could achieve,” he told La Opinion, which recently featured a story on Rodriguez’s academic success.
Jordy was one of just 6% students accepted to the Ivy League institution to this year. It’s an especially remarkable achievement, given that Jordy once struggled academically. He told La Opinion that “everything changed” when he found Green Dot’s Animo Pat Brown Charter High School in Los Angeles. Read more about Jordy’s inspiring personal and academic transformation.