Sylvia is soft-spoken and deep-thinking. Reserved but driven. She believes that life is about more than yourself and when opportunity knocks, you answer.
She learned at an early age from her mother that with hard work you can accomplish anything. As a logistics specialist deployed abroad with the Navy, Sylvia’s mom lit the spark behind her drive.
Through its Youth Mentorship Program, The Henry Ford offers at-risk teens the opportunity to develop meaningful life and work skills while fostering positive relationships with adult role models. During her three semesters in the program, Sylvia became
an honor roll student and leader, working with and mentoring elementary school students in the service learning program. She aspires to attend Eastern Michigan University to pursue a career in medicine.
They say that to really know someone you need to walk a mile in her shoes. To know a bit about Sylvia, you need to walk the grounds of The Henry Ford 1,000 times. She has.