This past Thursday, October 9, 2012, at the Brownsville Justice Community program we gathered to honor 11 of our program members who were completing their participation. These young people, approximately half being referrals from Probation and half being court-involved community members who applied as walk-in's or signed up at a youth enrollment fair, aged 16-24 and nearly all residing in Community Board 16, have each excelled in the program and were ready to complete their participation and enter their aftercare period.
Each of them are accomplishing personal goals such as high school attendance, high school graduation, continuing their job search, receiving scholarship funding to participate in a mediation training apprenticeship program, and beginning a year-long term of AmeriCorps service. From the Justice Community program each of the members will receive final stipend payments, portfolios, work attire from Career Gear, and Brownsville Recreation Center memberships if interested.
Congratulations to Jayquan, Andre, Yaritza, Quidill, Tjuan, Jaydell, Dante, Kenroy, Ashley, Shaniqua, and Sean! And finally, thank you to to all of the members this year for helping us to shape and create this new program together.