Jo Jo is a student at Blake High School.
Blake High School
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
The program is run through the Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA, 110 E. Palm Avenue.
At first glance, she's a typical teenager. Jahouda "Jo Jo" Santos buzzes around the Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA in a short-sleeved jean jacket, black leggings and a brightly-colored blouse. The 18-year-old smiles often, walking briskly through the brightly-lit halls to take attendance for the YMCA's Teen Achiever Program, of which she's president. The honor roll student's goals - finishing her senior year at Blake High and heading to college so she can become a child psychologist - seem easy to reach. But after she leaves the Y, she heads to an unlikely place to rest her head: A homeless shelter in Seminole Heights, where she's been staying with her mother since last year. "It's hard to tell people," she said. "Some of my …