Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Youth Becomes a Mentor as Two Participants Find Success in Food Service

This week marked a breakthrough for two graduates of the Midtown Community Court’s Workforce Development Programs. Both of these individuals, one a graduate of Times Square Youth (TSY) and the other a graduate of Times Square Ink (TSI), are making positive strides after years of gang involvement. The TSY graduate was given an opportunity by an employer partner at a local pizzeria two weeks ago. This young man hit the ground running, quickly learning the ropes and reinforcing the employer partner’s confidence in our candidates!

Earlier this week, a TSI graduate earned an opportunity at the same pizzeria. The employer, having full faith in the skills obtained by the TSY graduate in his short time at the restaurant, placed him in charge of training the new employee/TSI alumnus! This is what Times Square Youth and Times Square Ink are all about: helping motivated individuals connect with opportunities that can truly transform their lives! The newly hired participant said it best when he stopped by to share the good news: “The first step was coming to Times Square Ink, now I have a chance to work and make more positive things happen!”