• Caitlin

    CaitlinThen:

    • Single teen parent
    • Was living with her parents in a small house
    • Employed part time as a convenient store clerk
    • Some training as a nursing assistant; no certification
    • Desired a career for financial stability

    Now:

    • Completed four certifications in one year
    • Working full time
    • Home owner

  • Barry

    LeonessyThen:

    • Undecided about his career pathway
    • Little prior work experience

    Now:

    • Participating in paid work experience in career of choice
    • Peer Ambassador for YES to the Future

  • Ian

    LeonessyThen:

    • No prior work experience
    • Never created a resume or interviewed for a position

    Now:

    • Explored various training and education options
    • Did two job shadows
    • Employed fulltime in career of his choice

  • Hailey

    CaitlinThen:

    • Single parent
    • Previously employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant
    • No longer able to perform physical duties of her job
    • Wanted to remain in healthcare

    Now:

    • Mentored by a phlebotomist
    • Completed phlebotomy course at Lock Haven University
    • Passed National Phlebotomy Certification Exam


  • Shawn & Ashlee

    LeonessyThen:

    • Siblings unsure of career pathways
    • Needing direction & support

    Now:

    • Ashlee earned her Certified Nursing Assistant training from Harrisburg Area Community College
    • She accepted position with ManorCare in Sunbury
    • Shawn is enrolled in YES, interested in Automotive Mechnanics  


  • Riley

    LeonessyThen:

    • Minimal work experience
    • Needing direction & support
    • Interested in a landscaping career pathway

    Now:

    • Riley job shadowed at Turbotville Landscape
    • Job shadowing turned into a paid work experience
    • Gaining valuable experience in landscape design

  • Derek & Jonah

    Leonessy

     

    Then:

    • Derek and Jonah needed employment
    • both wanted to figure out career paths
    • identified skill gaps and followed training plans

    Now:

    • Derek and Jonah both gained needed skills through paid work experiences
    • both hold full-time employment
    • they are on course to thrive with their employer

  • Leonessy

    LeonessyThen:

    • Came from the Dominican Republic as a teen
    • Interested in a career in healthcare

    Now:

    • Completed Direct Care Worker training
    • Employed as an Activities Aide
    • Paid Work Experience as a classroom aide  
    • Mentored YES participants that were new to the area