the embodiment of hope: Angelica Torralba-olagueCoordinator, Youth Programs, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622
Page Scholar: 2001-2005
“My time as a Page Scholar made me realize how much I really want to make an impact with youth, the community and our schools.”
“Since my family lived in the Philippines, I remember my mom always talked about going to America so my sisters and I could go to school. It was always expected of us to go to college; however, due to coming from a single parent household and being a new immigrant, my family did not know a lot about financial aid and college applications. I knew that in order to have a better life and to show my father who passed that his dream of getting his five daughters a college education will eventually come true.”
Angelica Torralba-Olague embodies the hope of the Page Education Foundation. Her commitment to youth was solidified during her time as a Page Scholar. She studied American Racial & Multicultural Studies and Education at St. Olaf College, and volunteered with TRiO Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. These programs support low-income students who would be first-generation college students, and led Angelica to a career where she could “always advocate for students who may not otherwise have the opportunities to pursue post-secondary education and to always prepare them for higher education no matter how young.”
Angelica coordinates out-of-school time programs for
students in School District 622, serving North St. Paul, Maplewood, and
Oakdale. As leader of several programs, including the Youth Leadership Council,
she says “I infuse the service aspect in the work that I do and I strive to
continue to develop leaders who will influence another generation to do the
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