Shanice McLaughlin enrolled in the Jamaica Y Roads Youth Education and Job Training Program (OSY) soon after the center’s grand opening last May. Shanice was looking to obtain her GED, and was excited when she learned that the Y Roads program also provided job training, college access, and sup... More>
When Sappheira Soria (age 20) came to OBT, she was facing numerous challenges. She had just escaped from an abusive household and was forced to postpone her college and career goals while struggling to support herself as a young adult. Sappheira took a job as a waitress in Soho, only to find herself... More>
Like many disconnected teenagers in New York City, Alejandro Rivera fell behind in his course work and dropped out of high school. Shortly after, he received unexpected news that he was going to be a father at 19. Determined to provide a better life for his family, Alejandro enrolled in OBT’s ... More>
When Jennifer Ortega came to OBT, she was a financially strapped and frustrated college drop-out, ready to enter the workforce – but in need of the skills and support to start earning her way to self-sufficiency. After high school, Ms. Ortega took the next step that many graduating seniors bel... More>
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