Mateo Janczylik

Jamestown Community College LPP

What year did you graduate high school?

What is the name of the school you attended?
Dunkirk Senior High School

What are you up to now?
Finished a semester of college but decided to join the Navy. I’m currently waiting for my ship date now.

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
I was approached by Miss. Katelyn Stahlman in 8th grade, she described the program to me and it gained my interest immediately.

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
My most favorite programs I attended through LPP was the summer camp at JCC and the Utica trip.

Describe how Liberty partnerships shaped your life both in and out of classroom?
I believe if it weren’t for liberty partnership and most of all the staff of LPP I wouldn’t be the young man I am today. I realized through the program that I was a natural leader and my ability to communicate was exceptional.

What are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of the relationships that I gained through LPP, I’ve met truly amazing people through the program and gained friendships that’ll last a lifetime.

What advice do you have for current students?
My best advice to current students in the program is to do whatever you can do to be involved, don’t be afraid of rejection or being different, and don’t ever miss out on a chance to go places. By not doing so that is exactly what will stop you from all the great opportunities and memories that LPP has to offer.