Scholar Stories

Irma, TX


Irma of Texas is working toward her Associate’s degree in nursing while raising three children.

“I won’t have to work at a fast food restaurant for the rest of my life and we will no longer have to depend on food stamps and Medicaid.” Irma is passionate about helping women struggling with addiction and mentoring to young girls who are in juvenile detention centers. “I want to let them know that I care and that I believe in them. I want to share my life story so that it may bring them hope. Most of all I want them to know that it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams.