Yamilex: Making Connections
“Yamilex never meets a stranger,” Clarence Degrate, coordinator of the Methodist Children’s Home Day Student program, said with a smile. “She wants to connect with you. It is nice to have that bright light at the charter school every day.” Connecting is something Yamilex, affectionately known as “Yami,” has learned to do well. The 17-year-old admitted her journey has not been easy, but she is motivated to reach her goals.