Carlos Rodriguez

Junior at Channel View School for Research

Age 17


Story: Carlos was intimidated by his stepfather Luis when he first met him. He was just out of the military, fit and strong. Now, Luis works 14 hours a day and struggles to maintain his weight. Carlos follows Luis as he makes decisions to stay healthy.

"He's an individual who wants to improve his community, but hasn't figured out how. But he loves new experiences and wants to make a difference."

--John Crux, Program Director, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance