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“(Project Discovery) really showed
me what kind of colleges are out there and what I needed to do while in high school to prepare for college. [Without it] I wouldn’t have known what to do. Even now, they still help me ... figuring out what I need to do while in college.”
—Krystal Miller, Project Discovery participant
Education Brings Opportunity
PERSON: Kathy Akers
PROGRAM: Dislocated Worker Program,
Workforce Development PARTNERS: Vanguard Furniture
RESULT: Received job-specific training and employment services
Secured stable employment
People Incorporated works with individuals to develop opportunities for education, life skill enhancement, improving health and sustainability, increasing household income and adding educational, business, and property assets. Through these efforts, specific goals for personal growth and individual opportunity are achieved and sustained.
Krystal Miller (pictured above) of Meadowview, Virginia, maintains that engaging in People Incorporated’s Project Discovery throughout her four years at Patrick Henry High School was life-changing.
The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, allowed Miller to be exposed to empowering workshops, college visits and culturally enriching field trips—all of which inspired her to finish high school and pursue post-secondary opportunities. In May 2016, she completed an associate degree at Virginia Highlands Community College (Abingdon) and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UVA-Wise (Wise, Virginia).
Kathy Akers, featured at left, was recently a beneficiary of the Dislocated Worker Program, through which she was taught new skills after being unexpectedly laid off during 2016. The program, funded through the U.S. Department of Labor, helps individuals who have lost jobs due to no fault of their own to receive specific training that matches existing local labor needs.
Clients increase their educational level
• 33clientsachievedtheirAdultBasicEducation(ABE)orGeneral Education Development GED certificates
• 139clientsachievedpost-secondarycertificatesordiplomas
• 70ProjectDiscoveryyouthand12ImprovedScholarshavecontinuedtheir
Building Futures, Realizing Dreams

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