April Sandoval


Golden Women Book Scholarship Winner

Pursing an Associates degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing

Long Beach Community College

Why continuing an education is so important to her:

“Continuing an education is very important because unlike many other things that people work for, it can never be taken away. It opens doors of opportunity to those that may not have the chance otherwise. I belong to a women's only Poetry Club called we speak equality to all no matter where they come from.”

April proudly supports:

"WE SPEAK", Poetry Club: April has been an active member since April 2013. She encourages other women to express themselves in a positive manner through the art of poetry and participate in open mic shows every Sunday at her local bookstore.

April’s community work includes:

Los Angeles Dream Center: April and her children volunteer every other Saturday, where we go out to different neighborhoods and service the community residents with food, clothing, housewares and quality time. They enter the homes of the elderly, disabled and woman with children offering them extra help with whatever they may need. They have been actively volunteering since 2010.

April, what does the term “Golden Women” mean to you?

“The term "Golden Women" means so many positive things. When I think of Golden Women, I think of women with wisdom no matter the age. They are hard working, kind, nurturing and strong. They are very valuable whether in the community or in their home. Golden women are lovely pillars of light that shine and inspire everywhere they go. Truly, they are the virtuous women spoken about in the book of Proverbs 31.”

April, describe something that is plaguing young women today and explain what can be done to turn it around? What can you do to help?

“I feel over sexualization in media and all forms of entertainment and advertisement is what is hurting our young women today. More positive images of women that don't submit themselves to sex and have a higher standard of morals is a needed. Honestly, it’s not up to the media to provide us with good role models. We as individuals need to accept that role and understand that children learn and look up to those closest to them. If we are not there then the next best thing they have to look up to are celebrities. We need to be the everyday celebrity in lives of our youth. We can do this by setting an example, going to school, being active in the community. These are the things they see daily. As women, mothers, aunts, sisters or whatever relation we are to these young, we must not be afraid to step in and guide them with words of wisdom and truth. Tell them they don't have to act a certain way to be beautiful. I believe that my women's poetry club "We Speak" is doing its part by taking young women under our wing and giving them a voice that could change the way women in media and entertainment are viewed.”