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Meet Ashley

Workforce Challenge

Ashley dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to support herself and her father with basic necessities. She did not believe in herself academically.

Workforce Solution

Ashley enrolled in the HALO* youth program and within months earned a GED, scoring perfectly on the Reading section. With HALO's help, Ashley developed a career goal.

Outcomes & Benefits

Since involvement with the HALO youth program Ashley learned that she is, in fact, academically stong. She has earned her GED and is now enrolled as a full-time student at Chemeketa Community College. She is working at a local bank to help pay the way. Ashley was awarded the Charlie Schuler Schoarship in 2013 to help her with tuition expenses at Chemeketa.

*HALO is a youth provider contracted through Job Growers.


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