Priscilla was 14 years old when her parents were arrested in Burma for openly practicing their religion. After living in hiding for a period, Priscilla and her siblings were sent to Utah as refugees. “All I knew when I arrived was…I’m free.”

Priscilla began attending Hser Ner Moo, a Neighborhood Center supported by United Way of Salt Lake. That’s where she met her friend and tutor, Sarah. Sarah was the first person to ever ask Priscilla what she wanted to be when she grew up. Sarah took Priscilla to campus tours and college interviews. She helped her navigate the application process and was there to help her move to college when the time came.

Priscilla is currently working on getting her pilot’s license and completing training to become an aviation mechanic. Sarah gives Priscilla full credit for her accomplishments. “I never did anything extreme for Priscilla. I just made sure that any time she had a goal, that she also had the opportunity to achieve it. Helping others brings balance to my life.”