I had a parent call me to ask if their son could enter our job readiness training program since he was aging out of his high school at the age of 22. He had several challenges but had a smile from ear to ear and was beyond excited to work.
We did a two-hour assessment to decide if we felt he could be ready for community employment upon graduation. He impressed us with each task we asked him to perform. He surpassed all our expectations and works daily at a local Stone Oven bakery during their very busy lunch rush.
We were told that he may be the best employee the manager had ever hired. We are so grateful that not only is he doing his job with excellence, but he is opening eyes and changing minds and hearts.