work, determination and the support of your friends and family
can help you reach your goals!"
turning point was when I came to Second Start. I was a high
school dropout. When I dropped out I thought it would be the
easiest thing to go back if I wanted to. But the day I dropped
out, I got very lazy almost instantly. I was always fighting
with my parents because there was nothing for me to do. But
now that I'm in Second Start, I come to school almost every
day and don't waste my life."
feel that I have learned to be successful, I have a better
outlook on the future, and I have learned not to give up on
have learned to give my best effort when we do all our subjects
and I've learned more about all our subjects."
knowledge, learning how to think, because you have to learn
in order to retain knowledge. I have learned self-respect
and to respect my peers, and I have learned a lot of academics."
Start helped me find my center, find out why I feel like I
do inside and why I was so angry."
think I'm learning a lot in math, science, English. But TET
is the best of them all, it's a good program."
-11th grade student
TET you learn real life stuff - things you need to know for
living on your own, like checkbooks, taxes, insurance, car
buying, and job seeking. It keeps you interested. It's like
practice for when you get out of school."
student worker does any task given him, I believe to the best
of his ability (which is better than most employees I have)."
-Manager of non-profit retail store
has displayed a level of professionalism that is unusual in
someone his age." -Supervisor of a state agency
is an excellent worker. When he graduates I will definitely
offer him full time employment." -Local retailer