Takoda Works helped Joshua find a job and gain momentum for his future.
In December 2018 Joshua A. began working with Shirleen and Samantha in the Minneapolis Youth Works program.
“I had a lot of struggle and I was tired of going through the same things over and over again.”
Shirleen and Samantha worked with Joshua to create a plan that helped Josh see how he could succeed and the steps to take to get there.
“I was set up with clothing and transportation assistance which was the biggest help, at first. Shirleen told me about Job Corps so I enrolled.”
Joshua has since earned a Data Entry and Technology certification and has gotten a job making the money that he needs to afford an apartment. Joshua will begin working on a college degree this fall at Saint Paul College where he will study Sports Science.
“What I plan to do is finish in that program and go on to work in fitness and sports medicine inspiring people to get fit and healthy. I thank Sam and Shirleen for making me feel like I have family out here.”