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Meet Angela

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Workforce Challenge

Angela is an outstanding youth leader; but, it didn't start out that way. Angela's mother had a history of drug abuse and her father is estranged. She had moved frequently and lived with various relatives while growing up. As a result, she started fights at school and was disciplined more than once.

Workforce Solution

Angela could have continued on a rocky path, but after connecting with the Capital Workforce Partners' ARRA-funded Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program, she chose a more successful pathway to her future. She found great mentors and coaches including Althea Webber, Vicki Gallon Clark and Lee Hunt.

Outcomes & Benefits

Angela was celebrated for her leadership and personal commitment at the June 2009 Workforce Stars breakfast where she received the Future Workforce Star 2009 Award. Angela has developed her career competencies and was a model program participant. She has shared her story at training forums and is an outspoken advocate for youth employment programs at the State Capitol. She was the editor of her high school newspaper, held successful internships at Aetna, The Travelers and at Blue Hills. Angela leads by example. She has now gone on to Dartmouth College pursuing her career dreams.

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