The Power of Education, Mentorship, and Second Chances

Arturo “Cheech” Raygoza was one of two featured speakers at the Scholarship Foundation’s 2022 Community Leaders Luncheon, which took place December 5 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

Mr. Raygoza, a current scholarship recipient and student at UC Berkeley, shared his experience overcoming poverty, addiction, and gang life to excel academically at Allan Hancock College. “If you stop giving someone a second chance, they stop having one. Because of your generous donations, I’ve been given a second chance!” he said.

Watch the video below to hear how education, mentorship, and second chances changed his life.