“When you work hard and study, you begin to see the light at the end of the road and believe that the world has a lot more for you to see. I plan on meeting new people and sharing my story with others. I know I am not the only one with this story, but hopefully it can help others know they are not alone.”
“I enjoy training my crewmembers and using my construction skills in our project work. I have been inspired to help others see the same opportunity and take control of their lives and change for the better.”
“I believe that the heart of resilience lies in adaptability. A resilient person will adjust their approach and methodology to fit the situation.”
“Civicorps gave me access to opportunity in one place.”
“I will continue to use my skills acquired to make differences in the lives around me.”
“I only found my way into the middle class because of the opportunities afforded to me by YouthBuild and AmeriCorps.”
The Reconnecting Youth Campaign calls on Congress to invest in America’s future by funding 1 million pathways to education, training, national service and employment opportunities for Opportunity Youth, 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or work.