When Learning Becomes a Passion, the Sky’s the Limit. Meet Stephanie Perez, Job Corps Student

Stephanie Perez

Academic Institution: Austin Community College
Declared Major: Dental Hygienist
Hometown: Donna, Texas

Since enrolling in the Job Corps program, Stephanie has changed her view on life and developed a passion for learning. Read more about Stephanie below, in her own words, about her experience with Job Corps.

My name is Stephanie Perez, I am 22 years old and am from the Rio Grande Valley. The highlight of my life was coming to Job Corps and meeting a lot of positive people, with one of them being my boyfriend, current Gary student, Trevon Spencer, who encouraged me to become a part of the college program.

Before I came to Job Corps, I knew I wanted to do something with my life but had no sense of direction. When I met Ms. Hager and Ms. Murray, they encouraged me to take a step forward towards furthering my education. Since then, I have developed many aspirations and became passionate about learning and growing as a person. I am very thankful for the opportunity and for the staff that took the time to help me. I will graduate from Austin Community College in 2019 and I will be the first of my family to graduate from college.

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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