Nina is a young woman who has faced many obstacles in her 19 years of life. One of those is that she had not obtained her High School Diploma/GED. She was a youth that did not apply herself nor did she see where a GED was of any importance because of her circumstances in her personal life. Being a foster youth, she felt no one cared about her nor did they understand what she was experiencing.
When you’re 19 years old and in the foster care system, the courts gives you an additional year to graduate school and emancipate. Nina was up against the gun, when she was referred to Success Center SF’s Early Morning Study Academic to get her GED. Nina struggled for she received little direction from her foster patent or social worker. SCSF Client Services Specialist sat down with Nina and created a plan that not only set a path for obtaining her GED, but for housing, mental health counseling, emancipation services, job readiness training and life skills.
Proudly, 8 months later, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Robertson Auditorium at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Nina received her GED and was the only female to graduate with this year’s class. Nina is enrolled in San Francisco City College for the fall.Tags: scsf | success center sf | success story | western addition career center | youth employment.