Valentina was a shy youth with no work experience when she began participating in the Summer Youth Program in 2008.
During that summer and the following two summers, she worked at Rosemead High School, TJ Maxx, and Career Partners WorkSource Center. These work experiences and the exposure to different types of opportunities brought Valentina out of her shell, allowing her true personality to shine.
Outcomes & Benefits
Valentina’s parents are amazed at the changes in their daughter since her participation in the Summer Youth Program. She’s shown tremendous personal growth, and is more outgoing – she even agreed to be interviewed by the San Gabriel Tribune at the end of her third summer, telling them that her life had changed tremendously as a result of the program. Now, she’s back in school and is serving as Secretary on her student advisory board.