Aaron

Aaron Moreno, a 2008 Young People For Fellow, was not your typical college student. Adopting his father’s values of working hard and working for the family, he got a job right out of high school. Now 26, Aaron works to combine his two passions: education and children. At Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, Aaron drew on the life experiences of his fellow students, many of whom were parents, to empower students attending Arizona’s dismally underserved public schools, whose spending ranks 49th in the country. His Blueprint for Social Justice, Chessmates, aimed to challenge students and keep them off the streets through games of chess in their local libraries. Aaron planned to transfer to the University of Tucson next year and finish his degree in political science before running for school board.