LOS ANGELES — Sharon Yoon, an eighth-grade student at Alvarado Intermediate School, has overcome academic struggles and personal challenges with the help of her favorite teacher, Gina Garcia, also known as Ms. G.

Ms. G created a safe space called the “Vibe Room” where students can find solace and discuss their thoughts.

Through the empowering sisterhood formed in the Vibe Room, Sharon has experienced a remarkable transformation, improving her grades and discovering her self-worth as she prepares for high school.