Christian Paranoble finished high school early, completed United College with a 4.0, and got hired full time at Kaiser upon graduation. He is currently enrolled at Mission College pursuing a career in nursing. Christian is a former participant of Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY), a non-profit based in Northern California dedicated to breaking the cycle of crime, violence and incarceration of teens. He proudly completed probation and has worked to make huge transformations in his life, serving as a role model to current FLY youth. For Christian "The past, like the future, seems impossible for many people to create or imagine, but FLY invented a dream of possibilities for many people to succeed."
This presentation was presented during CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance's 2015 conference, "Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence." The conference was held on April 28-29, 2015, at Stanford University.
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