Ramona High student finds second family with AVID
The fact that Luis Diaz is alive right now, let alone a high school graduate, is nothing short of miraculous. He was born in Mexico but moved to the United States when he was five years old. He suffered neglect and physical abuse at the hands of his mother. She would often leave Luis and his younger brother to fend for themselves while the family was homeless. Thankfully, Luis found the family he never had at Ramona High. The school’s AVID program helps first-generation college students prepare for life after high school. It would have been easy for Luis Diaz to drop out of school. Instead, he sees his education as a chance to break the cycle and move past the pain.