At 17 years old, Victor came to The Center to find a community. He was shy at first, but quickly became interested in the Youth program’s work and wanted to take a more active role. He has now served as a Family Group Leader at Camp, where he creates a dialogue on health issues with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS prevention, and as a Smoke-Free Project Intern, a Youth
Organizer, an instructor at The Center’s computer classes for seniors, a peer educator and a Safe Schools Program participant, which helped high school students organize and create gay-straight alliance groups. He recently received the Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award for an Emerging Activist in Washington, DC, at American University!