In his first year at Equitas Academy, Mr. Velez is excited to empower young
individuals through learning. He believes in the Equitas mission and is determine to
help scholars go to a four year university. Mr. Velez worked as a teacher assistant at
A Place Called Home for two years. There, his passion for education grew and
decided to help scholars reach their full potential and thrive on their creative minds.
With his passion in mind he empowers scholars to be optimistic and have a positive
outlook on the future so that not only do the scholars make their families proud, but
also encourages other scholars and themselves to become the next leaders of
tomorrow. Mr. Velez is currently working on his Associates Degree at Los Angeles
City College. He is planning to transfer to Cal State LA next year to major in
Criminology and better serve his community. In his spare time, Mr. Velez likes to
spend time with family, friends and play his guitar.