Santos Amigon is a first generation Chicano, born in Whittier and currently residing in East Los Angeles. Santos is the oldest of four. His journey in the foster care system began at the young age of seven until he eventually aged out of the system. During his time in the child welfare system Santos experienced firsthand what the multiple cracks of the foster care system and the juvenile criminal system can do to a youth. Since then, Santos has dedicated his life to using these experiences to beneficially transform the child welfare system and juvenile criminal system.
Why I like working at NFYI:
I enjoy working at NFYI because I am very passionate about making a change in the foster care system and also sharing firsthand the multiple cracks and flaws in the system.
Some of my hobbies include reading and practicing combat sports. I also like to study anthropology and learning about different cultures. Oh, and you know I also like to play video games!
An aspiration of mine is to one day become a mentor for troubled youth, more particularly foster youth aging from 15 to 18 years old, right before they age out of the system. I will hopefully make a difference in at least one person’s life.
Fun personal fact:
A fun personal fact of mine is that I wrestled in high school.