SMART had the distinct honor of participating in JFK50: Justice for All presented by Bingham McCutchen and featured our every own Emerson Herrera, a junior at International high school. Emerson closed out the evening with the following speech about his life, SMART, and educational equity.
"The right to a good education should be a given in this great country, but so often the marginalized populations are left behind. As an immigrant, first-generation college student from a low-income family, my life could easily have been drastically different. But because of programs like SMART and the undying determination and sacrifices my parents made for me, I stand before you today - a proud, college-bound student."