Aquilino is a spirited and hard-working young man. His inspiration to work hard and stay in school comes from a piece of advice that his cousin once gave him. “He told me that through learning I can be a leader,” Aquilino wrote in his application essay. He knows that education is the key to achieving his goals of getting a good job and being a leader in his profession. According to his teachers, Aquilino is persistent and attentive and his leadership potential shows through in the classroom. He is committed to finishing high school so that he may go on to find a job and be a leader in his community. He did very well in his first year in the program and would often call a Few for Change volunteer in Panama for help with his English homework.