Beyond the 10 Years: Gabriela

Gabriela Berroa

Age: 19
Fiver since: 2003
Neighborhood: Mott Haven, Bronx

I am a student at Colgate University studying international relations and studio art on a full tuition scholarship. I am heavily involved on campus as a cheerleader, a member of the Caribbean Students Association and a mentor to a local elementary school aged Fiver participant. 

Fiver offered me a chance to step out of my comfort zone and increase my self-esteem; the values (Friend,Individual, Valuable Team Player, Environmentalist and Risk-taker) I gained at Fiver come into practice every day of my life. Because of Fiver, I have met people from all over the country and the world, along with a group of friends that have become my extended family. Fiver has given me the confidence to push through when I struggle and do everything in my power to accomplish my goals.