Archives for the "Varina" Category

Building a Future for Himself

November 10th, 2014

“T” was an Elk Hill Varina student who found himself homeless after losing his mother to illness. He was living on the streets without a roof over his head and attending our school during the day. At 18, T needed a plan that could support him for the long term. He found it through our workforce development program, Education for Employment.

Set Up for Success

August 10th, 2014

Derrick Johnson believes “the most important thing is what kids take from us for the future. We want them to learn to sustain themselves for a lifetime.” Our workforce development program is key to that vision. With 98% of Derrick’s students facing learning disabilities, this hands-on approach also boosts learning outcomes. “It works because they see immediate success when they turn piece of wood into an Adirondack chair.”