President-Elect Bob Zarling submitted a photo of the student he most recently interviewed and approved having Mesa West Rotary be her sponsoring club for a vocational education grant from The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  Carina will be studying at the East Valley Medical College to be a nurse assistant.
With the pandemic-related medical personnel shortage currently being experienced, this grant and others like it will enable individuals to lift themselves out of poverty while gaining a skill that will have a rippling effect of good financially for Carina, emotionally and medically for her future patients, and for those who depend on her for support and as a role model.  Bob was very impressed with Carina.  As a very young woman, she emancipated herself from the Foster Care system.  Now in her late 20's, she wants to be able to thrive, rather than just survive.