Tanya came to PYB as a 22 year old mother of two determined to create a better life for her children by attending college and starting a career as a social worker. She held two jobs while she was in our YouthBuild program, working the graveyard shift as a caretaker, going home to get her kids ready for school, and then hurrying to get to school everyday on-time by 8:00. She had another part-time job in the afternoon that she often went to straight from PYB.
Despite these challenges, Tanya says, “I always felt supported at PYB in a way that I’ve never experienced in an academic setting before.” Tanya’s astounding work ethic, dedication, and love for her family kept her going. Tanya earned her GED with us and is now proud to be a college student well on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a social worker.