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Youth Stories

Sara works as a cashier in the Student-To-Work Thrift Store Program, and has participated in Camp LEAD and COYCC. She is a high school senior, and is on track to graduate in 2021. Thrift store Program Manager Linda Graham shares, “Sara always does a great job and customers love her”. Sara graduated last May amid the COVID quarantine. She has since gotten a job at a restaurant and is working until she is able to go into Job Corps to get her Administrative Assistant Certificates. "She has grown so much with her confidence and self-esteem! She was able to apply, interview, and land the summer job all on her own! I am so proud of her!"