Before joining our program, Jesus was struggling to find the support necessary to advance his education and find a career that he loved. He describes feeling a bit lost when he first enrolled, as both his home life and school life were unstable at the time.
His cousin Sam, a former student of ours, recommended the program to Jesus. Jesus enrolled in our technology training program and found exactly the support and environment he needed. Jesus credits the emotional support of our staff, saying “I was able to connect with people at PYB like I couldn’t before.” He now pays it forward by serving as a mentor for youth in our community who are at risk of incarceration. Jesus is also a talented working artist, muralist, and tattoo artist.