Humberto S. Lopez talked with high school students about the importance of overcoming obstacles and pursuing their dreams.
TUCSON, Ariz. — As part of a recent grant to Youth Entrepreneurs, Humberto S. Lopez, president of the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation, visited Alta Vista High School in Tucson, sharing with students his experiences in business and the importance of giving back to their community.
“The future of our communities is in the hands of today’s youth,” said Lopez. "There can be so many obstacles preventing our youth from reaching their fullest potential. The foundation’s donation to Youth Entrepreneurs provides opportunities these students may not have otherwise.”
In August, the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation announced a $50,000 donation to Youth Entrepreneurs in support of programs at Alta Vista as well as Mission Heights Preparatory High School in Casa Grande. Youth Entrepreneurs equips young people with the values and vision to pursue their dreams.
“Mr. Lopez’s visit truly demonstrates his commitment to the future of our students,” said Alicia Alvarez, principal at Alta Vista High School. “His support of our school’s Youth Entrepreneurs program provides a wide range of students an opportunity to further expand economics concepts, while applying their creativity and learning business principles. Youth Entrepreneurs is a highly engaging elective class that brings application of knowledge to another level.”
Throughout the school year, Youth Entrepreneurs students will participate in fall and spring Market Days and the Big Idea event – an end-of-year pitch competition.
Lopez is a strong supporter of causes related to education, health and society's general welfare. His extensive community service work includes several board memberships at the University of Arizona and throughout the Tucson community. His efforts have been recognized by numerous organizations, including the Father's Day Council, City of Hope, the Tucson Hispanic Council, The University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Association and the Tucson Chamber of Commerce.
About the H.S. Lopez Family Foundation
The H.S. Lopez Family Foundation was created by HSL founder Humberto S. Lopez and his wife Czarina in order to support causes which improve quality of life for all. The vision of the foundation is to significantly change the lives of those in need. This passion of the Lopez family is something they hope will also inspire others to give back as well as join them in efforts of community service and support.
About Youth Entrepreneurs
Founded in 1991, Youth Entrepreneurs® is an experiential class that equips high school students with the values and vision to pursue their dreams. YE introduces entrepreneurial skills and economic principles which change students’ mindsets, so they believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. YE has inspired more than 27,000 alumni across the nation to greater achievement than they ever thought possible. YE is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is funded by private donations.
For more information, visit http://www.youthentrepreneurs.org.