• 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


  • 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

  • Barry

    LeonessyThen:

    • undecided about his career pathway
    • little work experience

    Now:

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

  • Ian

    LeonessyThen:

    • no 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