Jannet Frias comes from a family of migrant workers who didn’t know if they could help her in college.
Toledo, Ohio — The last week of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month.
A student at the University of Toledo respects her legacy by overcoming her potential as a Latina, breaking down barriers, and becoming the first woman in her family to attend college.
This is a story of her determination and shows how it can help inspire others.
Education is not easy for most Latina women.
“There were a lot of people who opposed coming here,” said Janet Frias. “Like close family and friends, it was like,’Oh, she’s not going to go past the first year.'”
Frias shrugged the suspect. She is a senior at the University of Toledo and majors in Special Education Intervention Specialists.
She comes from a family of migrant workers who didn’t know if she could help her in college.
Aleiah Jones, Interim Director of UToledo’s Multicultural Student Success Team, said: “So you can see that the number of enrollments and graduates is declining. That’s a national trend.”
However, Frias overcame these possibilities and earned a full ride to U Toledo through a scholarship program.
She did so well that she was awarded the Latin Youth Leadership Award by the Latin Alliance in northwestern Ohio last week.
“Honestly, I was very surprised to win this award. I didn’t expect it. But it was a really wonderful and proud moment. It seems like I’m not always doing enough on this campus. I feel it, “said Frias. “But just winning that award showed me, awesome, that all my achievements led me to this moment.”
“Overall, Janet has been a campus leader since the day she set foot here,” Jones said. “She is not only here to promote and undertake leadership for herself, but also represents the Latin community on campus.”
When she graduates in May, she will not only go on to college for the first time in her family, but will also be the first woman to earn a master’s degree.
“I never thought I would achieve that with all my achievements,” Frias admitted. “But I definitely think that taking a different route than you’d expect is like you can definitely make those decisions yourself.”
Also, if you need encouragement, please contact another leader.
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A student at Latina University in Toledo becomes the first woman in her family to go to college and beats the odds
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