Yolanda Adams serves as not only the Family Resource Coordinator for Watauga County Schools, but also an advocate for the local Latino/a/x community.

"Approved." "Denied." These are the words Yolanda Adams heard as she waited to be approved for residency in the United States.

When she was 8 years old, Yolanda first emigrated from Bogota, Colombia, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She and her mother came to live with her older brothers Mario and Manuel Ruiz. At the time, Yolanda was not a permanent resident. She stayed only for the duration of her tourist visa. When she returned to the United States, she was 17 years old; her mother petitioned for her residency.

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Bonnie Church

Fascinating young woman. Blessed that she is part of our community.

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