As a second generation immigrant, Lesly Lozano, has clear goals for her future – to become a lawyer. Her hard work at high school was recognized by Lead America, one of the nation’s educational leaders in personalized experiential learning for high school and middle school students. Lead America collaborates with top colleges throughout the US to offer college immersion programs to better prepare students academically and emotionally for the transition to college life.
Attending the Law & Trial Conference at Stanford Law School allows students to step into the roles of prosecution and defense legal teams in a mock trial setting. The 10 day conference consists of faculty discussions, analysis of important case studies, real-world guest speakers and enriching off-campus field trips.
At first Lesly was excited, but then realized that the fee to attend was $3,200.00. Lesly would be the first to attend college and wanted to impact her sister, but the cost for the conference was above her family’s limits. Her hopes and dreams were so close and yet so far away.
“Lead America had fundraising ideas, but after reviewing them all, we realized that they did not leave a good profit. We also had to pay the money up front,” says Lesly’s mom, Maryvel, “I found Popcorn Palace on the internet and we immediately started selling at school, around the neighborhood, and to family members.”
Maryvel knows Stanford is an expensive university, but she wants her daughter to understand that if we set our minds to do something, we can accomplish anything in life. “What I love about Popcorn Palace is that customers are coming back for more. The product is such high quality that buying once is not enough. Selling Popcorn has been easier than I thought and the profits are great!”
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