De La Garza
A 2020 graduate from Alvin Community College- STRIVE program. Victoria enjoys knitting and making colorful creations she says she enjoys the colorful patterns of the beanies. She loves to see people wearing the product that she makes whether its a beanie or a bracelet. When asked what her dream is with her small business she says "My dream is to have a mobile boutique and travel all of the U.S. This is important to be because it would be my own store to have and I can travel and meet new people."
Victoria also has a passion for giving back to the community she enjoys volunteer work. One of her biggest idols is JJ Watt. She says she can relate to his motivation about Dream Big Work Hard and helping others out. She has donated many beanie hats to organizations and also volunteered with numerous charities and organizations. The VK team has volunteered with the Houston Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, United Way Literacy Day, Helen Hall Library and Nalah's Dreamwork Foundation.
In recognition of her hard work, Victoria has received awards and many recognitions for her participation. She is also a heart disease survivor and participates in activities to raise awareness for congenital heart disease. She was the proud recipient to the following awards:
JJ Watt Dream Big Work Hard Winner, May 2019
American Red Heart Association2019 Bay Area Go Red for Women Survivor Panelist
Night of Superstars Alumni 2019
Victoria also works hard to create opportunities to practice her public speaking skills. As a young adult who has created a journey of recognitions and achievements, she wants to serve as a role model to others with special needs. When asked how she keeps herself motivated her response was "I am a positive person and when times get tough I just always say You Got This. I believe that when you say positive things and with prayer it helps and when you believe you achieve!" The keynote speaker events that she has been a speaking panelist include:
Partners Resource Network Youth Panel
Inclusion Works Conference 2016/ Project Speak
Unicorn Children's Foundation - Creative Workforce Solutions Summit Panelist
Dickinson ISD school board meeting