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Success Story: Parris

April 7, 2011

Parris came to our Youth Job Connection as a shy and quiet young lady last summer. After completing every youth workshop, she decided to work with a career counselor while she canvassed her neighborhood looking for employment opportunities.

After several weeks of searching with no success, she began to come to her counseling sessions frustrated and discouraged, but she continued to work hard to develop skills that would eventually lead to employment–and build her self-esteem at the same time.

An opportunity for success finally came for Parris last fall, when she received job offers from two local grocery stores. After carefully weighing the pros and cons of each opportunity, Parris chose the job with a more convenient location that also offered a higher hourly wage and more hours.

Now, Parris has working for nearly seven months, and is saving up for college. Plus, she’s outgoing and laughs a lot–a complete turnaround from the shy young woman who first entered the doors at Goodwill months ago.

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