Uriel Bravo is about to become a freshman in high school, but he’s already thinking about college — thanks partly to the encouragement of a UC Merced program.
“I really want to go to college,” he said. “I know if I don’t go, I won’t find a good-paying job.”
Uriel, 14, is one of the hundreds of students touched by the UC Merced Police Department’s Mentor Program since it began in 2006. Through the program, UC Merced student mentors and other role models work with fourth-grade students at Alicia Reyes Elementary School in south Merced.
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