Sequoia High School senior Lizeth Chavez’s positive attitude and passion for helping others has made her a role model for both her peers at school and younger members of the Boys and Girls Club of Redwood City. Lizeth tutors the younger Boys and Girls Club members in English and math, and also works with her peers as president of the Keystone Club, a teen leadership group whose purpose is to enact social, environmental and political change both in the Club and in the community. With Keystone, among other projects, she has participated in community clean-up projects and worked for Youth and Family Enrichment Services, giving school presentations about suicide prevention and reproductive health. She has also taught reproductive health to middle school students in her community.
In addition to her community activities, Lizeth is accomplished academically, remaining on the honor roll all for years of high school. She is in the leadership class at Sequoia and has been named Student of the Day numerous times. Her future hopes include attending culinary school and possibly later to study business. While modest about her accomplishments, Lizeth is known for taking the initiative to speak up for herself while encouraging others to do the same. She “knows who she is” and stands out in her dedication to, and passion for helping others.