Francisco Rodriguez is a senior at Richmond High School. He was born and raised in Richmond, which has motivated him to enter law enforcement. His goals for the future are to serve and help his community. He plans on becoming a police officer to protect community members who are not capable of protecting themselves.
Francisco is a student in the YCA program (Youth For Clean Air). He has been an active voice for YCA. He led and helped organize a booth at Glenview Elementary school, in order to educate elementary school students about air quality and its effects on health. He has been active in bringing indoor/outdoor air quality awareness within his school by engaging both students and teachers in air quality discourse.
Francisco has also benefited and learned from YCA, he states,
"I can genuinely say that the YCA program has been a tremendous experience for me. I've learned and experienced so much in so little time! I've been taught how to make a change by embracing the power of youth, leading, and teaching others about the importance of Clean Air Quality!"