Bee's Key to Success is Education
Bee was five years old when her family came to St. Paul from Thailand. Growing up, Bee spent her after-school hours attending Keystone's Hmong Youth & Family Program which helps kids and their families manage the challenges of adapting to life in a new culture. Of her experiences Bee says, "the program is a safe environment and I grew up feeling more connected to my community."
Today, Bee is a junior at Central High School and still spends her time at the Hmong Youth program working as a Teen Tutor. Bee is learning important job skills. Additionally, she is helping elementary age youth in need of additional academic and social support. Bee says she loves her job because "I want to be a good example to younger kids."