Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Rep. Raúl Grijalva Visits RSC Avondale

Representative Raúl M. Grijalva of Congressional District 3 stopped in for a visit with students and staff at RSC Avondale Monday.

Rep. Grijalva said that many adults who go back to school face challenges. He recalled his own experience.

“I eventually got to the point and asked for help, and it turned everything around. Many people feel inadequate and that’s okay, that’s human. The best advice I could give to students is to overcome your fear and ask for help.”

Grijalva has been an advocate for education. In addition to sponsoring the Success in the Middle and Graduation for All Acts, he served on the Tucson Unified School District board and currently serves on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

During his visit, Grijalva took time to speak with both students and staff before sitting down with leaders of the College Bridge Pathways program for a discussion of the future of adult education.

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