Yaretssi joined artworxLA programs at Vista Continuation in the Winter of 2017. After completing her first foundation level workshop with Valerie Harger, Yaretssi climbed our academic ladder and participated in our Advanced level programs. While in our Advanced Programs, Yaretssi completed workshops in fashion design and leadership development. In the summer of 2018, she supported muralist Kristy Sandoval on a mural in the Historical Central Avenue District of South Central Los Angeles. In the Fall of 2018, Yaretssi was elected to artworxLA’s Board of Directors as our Student Representative. On track to graduate in June 2019, Yaretssi looks forward to going to a 4-year college after she completes high school.