“Do Not be a Prisoner of Your Own Style” Jóvenes Adelante’s Víctor

“Do Not be a Prisoner of Your Own Style” Jóvenes Adelante’s Víctor

By Don Krim 


Fifth in a series focusing on stories of our incoming 2021 class.

Student: Víctor

Field of study: Law


Do not be a prisoner of your own style!” 


Another budding law student with Jóvenes Adelante, Víctor is from the campo and is 17 years old from a family of four. Describing his family, he says:


“My parents support me in everything I do, both emotionally and economically, especially my father who is the person who inspires me the most because of his intelligence and maturity when solving situations…He is a loyal person, very fair and dedicated above all to his work and family…I particularly like…working together with him…in agriculture. Together we are very good; my role is to do the heaviest, whatever it is to help much more in the activities…”


Víctor is eager and self-reflective. He describes himself as “a very competitive person. I want to be better at everything (than) everyone else… (I am) shy but cheerful when I gain confidence, with a lot of anger and resentment when someone or something fails me, intelligent because with little effort I can do truly spectacular things.” 


Intelligent and with a curious mind, Víctor has many interests. He is most passionate about technology and computing but goes on to describe in detail: “What I like the most is music, as it pulls the best feelings towards me and is my greatest passion… Movies and series show me many things where at the same time I can learn new things…Sports such as soccer or taekwondo show the best skills that a person possesses…” 


Víctor clearly loves to learn. “I always dedicate myself to learning new things. I make in my mind a list of the things that I want to learn and on the days off I dedicate myself to investigate more about it, things that range from food, to mechanics, physics, culture of other parts, religions, other languages.


What drives me to choose a career in law is…to help society solve part of its problems…In five years I see myself as a person dedicated to my work with everything ready to grow as a person within society and support many people, for which I am willing to sacrifice whatever is necessary time, money and putting my best effort. I have realized how important it is to fight for all your dreams, whether they are the most absurd and I have always said this: Do not be a prisoner of your own style!”


As new students begin school and senior students plan to graduate or enter their apprenticeships Jóvenes Adelante is hard at work preparing for the 2022 convocatoria for a new class. If you would like to reserve an early spot as a sponsor for the 2022 class, please contact Don Krim at donkrim@jovenesadelante.org and visit www.jovenesadelante.org