Ramiro Jimenez, a senior at AAMA’s Sanchez Charter School, was inaugurated in October as one of 39 members of the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC). Jimenez was selected from more than 400 applicants across Houston, based on a competitive written application and personal interview, and is the first student from Sanchez to serve on
the MYC.
 
Modeled after the elected City Council, the MYC meets twice a
month in public session. Members of the council help make decisions affecting Houston’s youth and participate in community service projects throughout their term.
 
“Ramiro is a leader,” said Albert Perez, the counselor at Sanchez who encouraged Jimenez to apply for the MYC. “I hope other students watch how he is getting involved and follow his example.”
 
Jimenez transferred to Sanchez after his freshman year because a friend told him about the school’s smaller size, credit recovery, and dual credit programs. At Sanchez he turned his grades around, played linebacker on the Eagles football team, and already has earned 12 hours of college credit.
 
“I’ll be the first in my family to graduate from high school,” Jimenez said. After graduation in June, he plans to continue his studies at Houston Community College working toward an Associate’s Degree in engineering