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Gem makes plans to attend college

June 6, 2012

Gem

Gem, 18
North Carolina

Gem dropped out of school in the ninth grade.

A few years later, she wanted to go back to school, but wasn’t sure where to start. She began working with Youth Villages Transitional Living Specialist Sarah Rabideau on independent living skills and getting her GED.

Now she’s working and plans to attend college.

“At first, I didn’t think Sarah could help me. But I’m more of an independent person now. I learned how to take the bus because Sarah made me. She helped me try things that I didn’t know I could do. I’m working toward getting my own place and applying for college. After that, I want to go to law school.” – Gem

“Gem has shown that she’s capable of so much. She has a special perspective and a goal to help others. It’s been challenging for her, but Gem’s committed to being successful.” Sarah Rabideau, TL specialist

Gem is one of several young people featured in the Youth Villages 2011 Program Report. Learn how Youth Villages helps young people like Gem and hundreds of others like her every year through the Transitional Living program.

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