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Meet Quintina

Workforce Challenge

Quintina's family was having financial problems. Her mother, a single parent of three, was disabled and could not work. The only source of income was her mother's disability check, and it was not enough for the family.

Workforce Solution

In summer, 2009, Quintina participated in the ARRA-funded summer youth program. Her job allowed Quintina to earn money that she the contributed to help her family out with monthly bills. With a small grant, she was also able to buy some school clothes and supplies for the following school year.

Outcomes & Benefits

The money earned through the program, along with the small grant, helped provide Quintina and her family an amount of financial stability they desperately needed at that time. She is still in high school and doing great. She said that if it wasn't for the ARRA program and having the pleasure to work with Mr. John Kicklighter (her WIA counselor), she wouldn't be the person she is today.

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