A Winter Graduation Ceremony
Last week eight youth graduated from SAY’s Fall Work-readiness Program. Prior to graduation they presented on their internships, crew work, and their chosen career path, including their next steps. Students shared about becoming firefighters, plumbers, cosmetologists, careers in psychology, and more. Favorite quotes from the day:
â€œNow I just gotta get my GED, yeah! You know what Iâ€™m sayin! Itâ€™s happenin!â€
â€œTrying out all this stuff helped me see that I can be the person Iâ€™ve always wanted to be.â€
â€œIâ€™ve really enjoyed meeting all of you.â€
â€œIâ€™m probably not going to quit again.â€
â€œThis wonâ€™t be that hard.â€
This program is a part of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, the work-readiness program includes 350 hours of meaningful, paid work experience, environmental education, career exploration, and professional development.