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Daisy enrolled in the WIOA Youth program in December of 2019. After overcoming some initial obstacles, she stuck with it and earned her Penn Foster High School diploma in July of 2021. Her final paper submitted to Penn Foster was a personal narrative about her journey entitled, “I am Not Alone”.
Olivia Smith is a Junior at Hillsborough High School. The Summer Job Connection program allowed her to gain a lot of experience and prepared her to go into a profession. Her first job was teaching Korean to underprivileged girls as a part of her passion. She’s studied the language for 5-6 years and is currently learning Chinese and Spanish.0s.
Chauncey Johnson is an intern who participated in the Summer Job Connection 2021 Paid Work Experience program track. Through the course of the program, Chauncy learned different skills that he can utilize outside of his internship and in the workforce. Chauncey was also able to have the unique experience of shadowing Superintendent Addison Davis. Through this experience, Chauncey picked up leadership skills that he will carry with him for the rest of his life.
Bishoi Bagheri is currently a junior in high school with over a 7.0 gpa. He has an enthusiastic view towards learning the skills that he needs from the Summer Job Connection Leadership Academy, to become a future leader. Through the Summer Job Leadership Academy, Bishoi was able to learn skills that prepared him for the workplace, and boosted his confidence in pursuing his dreams.
Miranda Mercado is a high school senior who participated in the SJC Youth Leadership Academy in 2021. The SJC Youth Leadership Academy taught Miranda different leadership skills such as how to be a great teammate, and how to communicate effectively in a team environment. “With this program, I do wish to use the tools that I learn to better myself as a person both in the workplace and out.”
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Hiring Employee, Ronkel Williams attended the youth summit to find motivated and dedicated young adults to work at their summer camp program. When asked about the SJC program and what she looks forward to the most Ronkel mentioned, "I love working with kids, and I love the mentoring aspect of it. So if we can help any kid find their passion or understand what they truly want to do in life, thats the hope and the dream. It's also an opportunity for them to get some work experience and learn in a corporate environment, and education is...