Hi, my name is Katie Salinas I am 19 years old and was born and raised in Los Angeles. I stopped going to school my sophomore year, I was in a rough place in my life I was depressed. I wanted to to better myself and I wanted to find my motivation to be happy again. I found New Earth through another school that could not accept me because they were low on staff. At first I was scared because it was a new school with new people I didn’t know, but I was willing to give it a change and step out of my comfort zone since they were so welcoming. I do not regret coming here at all, everyone is amazing here. Its like a big family, a second home. I’ve made a lot of long lasting Friendships and mentors. I love music, it is my passion. . I’ve been able to begin the process of getting out of my comfort zone and depression through F.L.O.W in expressing who I am and who I want to become.