YES participant Dalton

YES participant Mariah
YES participant Ranee

YES participant Leonessy

YES participant Jimmy

  • Caitlin

    CaitlinThen:

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

    Now:

    • Completed four certifications in one year
    • Working full-time in healthcare
    • Able to purchase a home for her & her son

  • Barry

    LeonessyThen:

    • Undecided about his career pathway
    • Little prior work experience

    Now:

    • Participating in paid internship 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
    • Completed two job shadows
    • Employed full-time in a manufacturing position 


  • Hailey

    CaitlinThen:

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

    Now:

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


  • Ashlee & Shawn

    LeonessyThen:

    • Siblings unsure of career pathways
    • Desired direction & career support

    Now:

    • Ashlee earned her certification as a nursing assistant (CNA)
    • Accepted full-time postion as a CNA
    • Shawn is pursuing his career interest in Automotive Mechnanics  

  • Riley

    LeonessyThen:

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

    Now:

    • Job shadowed at Turbotville Landscape
    • Completed a pain internship, gaining valuable experience in landscape design
    • Attending Pennsylvania College of Technology 

  • Derek & Jonah

    Leonessy

     

    Then:

    • Both needed employment
    • Wanted to figure out career paths
    • Identified skill gaps and followed training plans

    Now:

    • Both gained needed skills through paid work internships
    • Hold full-time employment in manufacturing
    • On course to thrive with their employer

  • Leonessy

    LeonessyThen:

    • From the Dominican Republic as a teen
    • Interested in a career in healthcare

    Now:

    • Completed Direct Care Worker training
    • Paid Work Experience as an elementary classroom aide
    • Employed as an Activities Aide  
    • Mentored YES participants