We are excited to welcome Monica Carrasco, our newest Success By 6 intern! We love getting to introduce new people to the work we do at United Way of Lake County. As part of our Success By 6 team, Monica will work to ensure kids in Lake County receive Kindergarten Readiness Calendars to support learning at home, provide assistance to the Better Together program that guides parents to learn skills on how to be their child’s first teacher, assist with Kindergarten Countdown Camp to help incoming kindergarteners with little to no preschool experience be better prepared before they start school in the fall, and she will become an Early Reading Success Tutor in the Waukegan School District. Join us in welcoming Monica!
Where do you go to school, what is your major, and what year are you?
I am a Senior at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I am majoring in Social Work with minors in Religion and Spanish.
Where are you from?
I am from Beach Park, Illinois.
What’s your favorite restaurant and/or food?
Chick-fil-A. I also love pizza and wings!
What is something interesting that no one knows about you?
This summer I went to Cancun and I did some ziplining, rode ATVs and swam in a cenote.
If you had to sing one karaoke song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
“Si No Te Hubieras Ido” by Marco Antonio Solís.
What is the best movie in the world and why do you think so?
I believe the best movie in the world is Mulan. It’s empowering for girls to know that they can do things on their own and accomplish great things.
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