Johanna Pacheco - Pierson KidsZone

November 29, 2020 - Daytona Beach News-Journal 

ABOUT THIS SERIES: Founded in 2007, Food Brings Hope provides afterschool programs in 27 schools in Volusia County and two in Flagler County. The programs provide at-risk students opportunities to improve grades, have fun, and receive nourishing food. Throughout the holidays, The News-Journal is highlighting the program by publishing the stories of some of its young participants. For more information, visit


My name is Johanna Pacheco, and I am 8 years old. I am in the third grade at Pierson Elementary School and I come to the KidZone program with my mom and little brother, Junior. My mother is in the class learning English. I have three brothers, Brian, Juan and Junior, and no sisters. It would be cool to have a sister, but I love my brothers. I love to read books, a lot of chapter books. I want to be a vet when I grow up because I love animals. I always want to help them and save their lives. I really love the furry and cute animals. It makes me happy to see an animal get better if they are sick.

The KZ program has helped me with my reading and math. I am getting better in math because we work on it all the time. I like doing my math on the iPad. I like coming to FBH because I am learning and doing better in school. My grades are As and Bs.

My new KZ friend is Gabby because she is a nice person, and she shares things with me. We attend the same school, but we are not in the same class.

I hope I get the LOL Surprise glitter factory, and LOL OMG doll house and something nice for my mom. My brother likes Paw Patrol so that is what he wants for Christmas. If I get two of the same gifts, I will send them to my cousins in Mexico because they don't get many gifts for Christmas.

I am happy to be in FBH KZ and happy that my mom and Junior are here, too.

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