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STEP alum Pablo Aguilera dribbles through marathon, raises funds for Stanford College Prep

Pablo Aguilera '07
Pablo Aguilera '07

STEP alum Pablo Aguilera dribbles through marathon, raises funds for Stanford College Prep

STEP alum Pablo Aguilera (MA ’07) ran the Napa Valley Marathon while dribbling a basketball and raised almost $7,000 for Stanford College Prep

Upward Bounce: An Alumni Fundraiser for Stanford College Prep

On March 7, 2010, Pablo Aguilera ’07, a longtime advocate of multiple schools programs at the Haas Center, ran the Napa Valley Marathon while dribbling a basketball and raised almost $7,000 for Stanford College Prep!

Stanford College Prep (SCP) prepares and motivates 60 students enrolled at East Palo Alto Academy High School to pursue a college education. These students will be the first in their families to attend college. SCP offers them year-round, comprehensive social and academic support throughout high school to help them  be both eligible and competitive for college after high school graduation. Additionally, these students’ families earn low incomes, and SCP also helps them navigate the financial aid and scholarship application processes, allowing funding their educations to become a reality.

Pablo's Story

 After making the decision to attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for running a marathon while dribbling a basketball, I decided to combine all of my passions—basketball, running, social justice, and education—and partner with Stanford College Prep (formerly Upward Bound) to raise funds to support students in the Bay Area. 

I was born and raised in Redwood City, California. After attending Hoover Elementary and going through the bilingual education program, I attended Kennedy Middle School, and went on to Woodside High School. I achieved a lifelong dream by attending Stanford University, earning a BA in History with a minor in Spanish. While at Stanford, I worked closely with many public service organizations on campus, including Camp Kesem, and the East Palo Alto Stanford Academy as an Education and Youth Development Fellow for the Haas Center. Immediately after graduation, I pursued my other aspiration of becoming an educator by attending the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) and receiving my Masters in Education and California teaching credential. Since then, I have taught Social Studies at my alma mater, Woodside High School, teaching ninth-grade World Studies and eleventh-grade US History...Learn more


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