Puerto Rican Evacuees Become College Mentors At Hartford’s Bulkeley High

Communications major Marivelisse Acosta attends Central Connecticut State University. But on Wednesday night, she stood in the cafeteria of Hartford’s Bulkeley High School, contemplating what to say as a mentor to the school’s displaced students from Puerto Rico.

“You’re so much better than what you’ve gone through,” said Acosta, 19, herself a Puerto Rican evacuee. “So … don’t stay in the storm, don’t stay in the dirt. Go forward.”

But who knows? Acosta said. The younger students might also teach her a few things. Check out the full story

By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radiobulkeley_ltr_with_mari_and_joandra_edited


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