Meet Your Neighbor: Roselande Guerrier

July 1, 2019

“When I transferred to Voyages South High School, it wasn’t all cupcakes and rainbows. There were times when I would wake up and think to myself, ‘Do I really need school?’ My environment was completely unstable. However, through my experiences here, I have learned adversity is the training ground that helps our inner light to emerge. If I allowed myself to become a product of my environment, I would not be standing here as Valedictorian today. I had to realize the only way out was to get an education. I thought about my mother and the many sacrifices she has made for me, and I decided to be better not only for myself, but also for her. Over the past year, Voyages South became my safe zone. Everyone is always so encouraging; especially my guidance counselor, Angela. Through good and bad, she was my rock. If high school has taught me anything, it’s that bridges burn, tables turn, and you live and learn.” – Roseland Guerrier, Valedictorian of Voyages South 2019 Graduating Class

Learn more about our Alternative High Schools here.

Queens Community House
Support Queens Community House

Queens Community House provides individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities.