Moving through Adveristy
SM is a Latina raised in Napa. While enrolled at Napa High School, she began struggling to keep up. Her principal introduced her to Leadership Academies run by On The Move. SM immediately found a community of young people experiencing similar challenges.
While participating in the Leadership Academies, SM’s grades improved. She graduated with honors and remained connected to On The Move when she left for college. Last year, On The Move launched a drop-in recovery center for adults with mental illness. When seeking a director, OTM contacted SM. Her degree and passion aligned with the needs of the program and she was hired as program director.