“The reason I went was to better my life knowing I had limited time in the system. I wanted to make sure the chance I got wasn’t ruined. I was determined. I wanted to prove that hard work pays off.”
This is what 21-year-old Jeff had to say last month after graduating from a tractor trailer training school and passing his CDL license test.
Jeff first came to Plummer Youth Promise when he was 15, living in the Group Home and then transitioning to the on-site Supported Apartment. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge and working full time as a cook, Jeff moved into his own apartment in Salem. Like many young adults his age trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives, Jeff switched career paths, completed school to become a truck driver and is currently in the Mid-west training for his new job.
Jeff overcame many obstacles to achieve his goals. Unlike the negative outcomes faced by many foster youth, Jeff was able to finish post-secondary education, secure a full time job and get his own apartment with the support and guidance from Plummer. We know he has a promising future ahead of him.