October 03, 2019

TGR Learning Lab shines spotlight on Nadia Chavelas

The TGR Learning Lab expanded learning program fulfills the mission of TGR Foundation by empowering youth through exposure, preparation and skill development for the workforce of tomorrow. With more than 50 courses available for middle and high school students to engage in after school, our mission is brought to life as participants discover their passions and turn them into purpose.

This month we shine a student spotlight on Nadia Chavelas. Nadia is a freshman at Cypress High School and has taken several courses at the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA. In a recent interview, she shared what she’s enjoyed most during her time at the lab, her favorite classes and her greatest source of inspiration.

TGR Foundation: What are five words that best describe you?

NC: Five words that best describe me are hard-working, curious, caring, encouraging and unstoppable.


TGRF: Describe someone or something that has inspired you greatly.

NC: Someone that has inspired me greatly is my mom because she has always pushed me to succeed and given me advice to try my best no matter what.


TGRF: Why do you enjoy coming to the TGR Learning Lab after school?

NC: I enjoy coming to the TGR Learning Lab after school because I get to learn new things and the classes are interesting and fun.


TGRF: What classes have you taken at the TGR Learning Lab?

NC: I have taken Universal Science, Communities of Tomorrow and Nutrition and Fitness. I am currently taking Graphic Design with my younger sister.


TGRF: What has been your favorite class so far and why did you enjoy it?

NC: My favorite class so far has been Communities of Tomorrow because I learned new things that made me curious. During the class, we built our own city and planned a workshop for the TGR Learning Lab.


TGRF: What careers are you interested in?  

NC: I’m interested in becoming a police officer or an elementary teacher.


TGRF: If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what would it be and Why?

NC: The rule I want everyone to follow is to always try your best and never give up on anything because I know they can, and they matter in the world.


TGRF: What activity makes you feel happiest?

NC: I love spending time with my family and friends. I love to help others.


For more information on the TGR Learning Lab expanded learning program and how you can get involved to support students like Nadia, visit TGRFoundation.org or contact the TGR Learning Lab at help@tgrfoundation.org.

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