Mariah C., St. Louis, MO

“I am only 18 years old with 1 child. I didn’t have any work experience prior to visiting the program. They were immediately able to identify an employer to set up an interview. Before sending me to the interview, they went over possible interview questions with me and had me complete a character strengths survey, so I had additional tools to help sell myself to the employer. I got the position. I am now a customer service and front desk representative earning $10.50 an hour, and I just hit my 30-day milestone last week. I want to get a year of work experience under my belt and then move on to even bigger and better things.”

—Mariah C., St. Louis, MO