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Seeking To Serve - Emny De Leon's Journey to Graduation

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Emny De Leon hopes to one day start a foundation that will help get homeless children off the streets.
Emny De Leon hopes to make her parents proud by someday starting a foundation for homeless children.

Emny De Leon hopes to make her parents proud by someday starting a foundation for homeless children. /Believe 2 Become

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“My parents have told me that they were proud of me, which means the world to me.”

Emny De Leon feels blessed to have parents who believe in her and make her believe she can achieve anything she aspires to. She says she decided as a young teen to make as many positive choices as she could, because she wanted to make her parents proud.

Smart, funny, and nice in every way, the always-smiling Emny hopes to someday honor her parents by starting a foundation or supporting a charity to help homeless youth get off the streets and find a sense of purpose and belonging. She would like to serve kids in countries around the world.

In August, Emny will start working toward that dream by becoming an accounting major at Grand Valley State University. “I’m just going to keep on trying,” she says. “Nothing is going to stop me.”



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