Angela has an infectious smile, outgoing personality, and confidence that will take her far in life. However, a few years ago, barriers she was facing kept her from finishing high school. She was struggling to find her purpose and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her future. Thankfully, Angela walked through the doors of West Michigan Works!, enrolled in Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates and changed the course of her life.
With the support of her JMG Specialist, Heather Bates, Angela reengaged in her education and completed her GED. Also, throughout her JMG journey, Angela was given professional development opportunities that helped her build her self confidence and realize her full potential. Once she achieved her GED, she enrolled at Ross Medical College. Upon graduation, using skills she learned while in the JMG program, Angela found a great job at Select Quote as an AEP sales agent.
Recently, Angela joined the Youth Solutions Alumni Network to stay connected to the Youth Solutions community and to give back to current youth in the program. She presented at our first statewide virtual youth led networking/professional development event, Career Confident YOUth. Angela led a session on how to Speak with Confidence to help youth build their 'career confidence' for the new year! Angela wants to inspire youth to find their purpose and belief within themselves to go after their dreams.
Presentations and resources from the Career Confident YOUth event are available on our website: https://bit.ly/33BmrWH.