East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy

A Mexican teen in the streets of East L.A.

Henry Morales is a senior at the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School.

Henry has always lived in East Los Angeles all his life and went to the schools around the community. The sports that he likes playing in his spare time would either be basketball or soccer with friends or family.

Morales wasn’t always as bright as he would like to be, but he did learn things throughout growing up in his community. He was that type of person that would like to help out others. He would get involved in helping with the local church, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with building things up inside the church or help out with events.

Growing up he would usually spend his Sundays at church and eventually became a youth teen leader. He helped out younger students and taught them what he was taught. Some of the things he taught were basically learning more about God, how to do prayers, and other things like helping out and doing activities with little kids.

His main goal in life is to finish a two-year college and get his A.A., and then transfer to a four-year college to get his bachelor’s degree in an Automotive Technician. He would love to help out his father with car mechanics like changing the oil. His father has been pushing him to go into that route.

He would like to attend in a community college around downtown L.A such as the Los Angeles Trade Tech College. He is still not quite sure on what college he might transfer after he gets his A.D. If he doesn’t like what he might major in, then he plans on going into the marketing or medicine.