Sergio has been with CCNB for six months and is always happy to talk about his experience as he works to accomplish his goals. Before he heard about the program from a friend, he had worked various jobs that didn’t offer room for growth or training. Because he also wanted to earn his high school diploma, our program checked all the boxes. Sergio really enjoys the style of learning offered by John Muir Charter School, often taking the initiative to complete quadruple the credits suggested by his teacher!

In addition to being a voracious student, Sergio continually impresses his supervisors and our sponsors. He has earned quite a few certifications and currently serves in a leadership role on his crew as the Safety Officer. After earning his Basic 32 firefighting certification from a training with The Watershed Research and Training Center earlier this year, he was encouraged to apply for Fire Forward, a training and mentoring fire line fellowship offered by Audubon Canyon Ranch. Sergio was one of 15 selected for the program out of over 40 applicants. He is excited to start this fellowship on July 1st, after which he will practice his time management skills to balance working for CCNB, participating in the fellowship, and achieving his academic goals. Sergio wants to be a firefighter in the future and is working hard to make his dream a reality.