American Graduate Champion: Vanessa Flores

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

vanessa-floresToday’s Champion is Vanessa Flores. Flores is a counselor at KIPP Austin Collegiate. She finds ways to help students no matter what their circumstance.

The recognition letter submitted by the community said: “She is a great counselor and many students at our school benefit from talking to her. Sometimes one just needs a friend and she can be that. She has always been there for me and throughout school. She never stops helping people who need it. She is a great role model for our school and should be recognized all day every day. “

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.