Adams Guerrero

Columbia University Liberty Partnerships Program Alumni

Graduated from high school: June 2019
LPP Name: Columbia LPP – The Achievement Initiative
Currently attends: SUNY Canton

When did you graduate high school, and which high school did you attend?
I graduated from Frederick Douglass Academy II (FDA II) Secondary School in Harlem, New York in June 2019.

What are you up to now?
I currently attend SUNY College of Technology at Canton, working on a mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree in technology. I am also training to become a commissioned officer through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) with the Golden Knight Battalion hosted by Clarkson University. FROM THE FRONT!

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
I was always looking for as many opportunities as I could find. Through a connection with Columbia University and FDA II, I was introduced to LPP by my guidance counselor.

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships? 
I’ve done many activities with LPP, like being a student advocate for Advocacy Day at the capitol of New York in Albany, and gift wrapped presents for children for Christmas, which I loved. However, my favorite event was going to the Empire Summit, which was amazing!

Describe how Liberty Partnerships shaped your life both in and out of the classroom.
If it wasn’t for LPP, I would have never enjoyed the “outside of city life” beyond NYC. Before LPP, I’ve always been surrounded by buildings and local trains. LPP took me under their wing and showed me that there is more to what I can experience, away from traffic noises.

What are you most proud of?
My proudest moment was getting to represent LPP and my high school at the capitol building in Albany.

What advice do you have for current students?
My advice to current students is always stay connected with the program as a whole. Whomever you meet, make sure they remember your name in the future. You never know when you will need assistance with anything, and you don’t know how helpful it is to gain that assistance from those who proudly associate themselves with LPP.