North HS Freshman Crystal Diaz is a Recipient of a Phoenix Foley Alliance Scholarship

Posted by Communications on 8/25/2016

Freshman Crystal Diaz is a recipient of a Phoenix Foley Alliance scholarship. James Foley was a journalist killed by ISIS two years ago. Prior to that he was a teacher at Lowell Elementary School in central Phoenix from 1996-1999. Last year there were two scholars selected; this year, six. The goal is to give financial help and mentorship throughout high school and beyond for these students. Kristen Martinez founded the alliance with her husband in honor of Foley, who worked with students in the inner city.

“I’m thinking of being a pediatric counselor and a writer,” said   Diaz, who just started her first year at North High School.

We hope to be that same Foley for these kids,” said Martinez.  “We know they’re in that same environment and that same community but that it doesn’t have to stay that way.”