A young man was in danger of dropping out of high school last year when he entered Community Action’s mentoring program.

His behavior and demeanor changed over the summer through his work in the mentoring program and his enrollment in our Workforce Investment Act program, which led to a summer job. He steadily improved academically over the school year and earned his diploma while maintaining both his job and his involvement in the mentoring group.

After graduation, he earned a position with the Beloit City Parks and Recreation Department. After his new-hire orientation, he came to the mentoring group session proudly wearing his new employee lanyard.

He has submitted several college applications to date, as well as applications for financial aid and scholarships.