Every year, it gets harder and harder to say goodbye! FACES for the Future has come far from the very first cohort of FACES students to graduate in 2000 in Oakland, CA. This year, with our national expansion, approximately 180 FACES students are walking across that stage, not just from California, but also from Albuquerque, NM. We hope to include Denver, CO, and Detroit, MI to these numbers next year!
We would like to celebrate and congratulate our FACES Class of 2018 students for their completion of the program, as well as for the completion of their high school careers. We look forward to the many successes to come and look forward to you all changing the future face of health!
Enjoy this photostory, filled with highlights from this year's many graduations across all the FACES programs!
"Whenever your self-doubt monster takes over- whenever you encounter a challenge that seems insurmountable, take a second, take a breath, and think about what you have already accomplished...Those challenges have taught you resourcefulness, creativity, humility, and optimism." - Jasmine Nakagawa-Wong, Program Manager at FACES for the Future Coalition, Keynote Speaker at FACES Hayward Graduation