Riverside – Over the years, Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela, an obstetrics and gynecology physician and 35- year member of the San Bernardino County Medical Society has done much more than talk about the importance of investing in local youth—he has acted on it.
“We have so many wonderfully bright and talented students in our region who don’t see college as an attainable goal,” Valenzuela said recently when he spoke about the inland area programs he has launched in the region. “Through these programs, we have been able to provide students with the support and encouragement they need to help them achieve their goals.”
One of those efforts, Technology Encouraging College Hopes (TECH) is the Laptop Scholarship Program, which awards personal laptop computers to elementary school students in the Riverside Unified School District. The program has been in effect for twelve years. Last week, Valenzuela awarded new laptops to another group of elementary school students.