Now 24, he directs programs at a youth-serving organization in California, serves on the national Ready by 21 Leadership Council and plans a lifetime of working to improve young lives.
How does an unfocused teenager transform into a young man on a social mission? The key was caring adults who gave Antonio support and opportunities. Those who know Antonio have been inspired by his story. We challenged him to tell you that story in under 1,000 words; he does that here.