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Senior testifies at the Minnesota State Capitol

Kevin Martinez Herrera, senior at St. Louis Park Public Schools, provided an incredibly powerful testimony on Friday, March 17 describing his experiences in our Health Science Career Pathway. Kevin shared how those experiences helped him find his passion for a career in healthcare through the lens of race equity. The committee was enthralled with what he shared, and one legislator commented that “these programs should be in all schools.” 

“Thank you so much for sending Kevin to share about the amazing work happening in career
pathways,” said Liz Williams senior program officer, Greater Twin Cities United Way. 

Shortly after Kevin’s powerful testimony, United Way reached back out to Kevin and invited him
to testify on March 21. Kevin testified for SF 687; Race Equity in Higher Education and Student
College Completion Bill. He shared his experience as a senior looking to college and why it is important to him and future generations that college is affordable. The bill is being led by the
Minnesota Educational Equity Partnership (a partner of GTCUW).

Read Kevin’s testimony HF -2258 Career Pathways & Readiness Models in MN
Read Kevin’s testimony SF 687; Race Equity & Higher Education and Student Completion Bill