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Success Stories | Brandy

Happy Brandy holding diploma

Brandy, the single mother of three young children, knew she needed help but didn’t know where to start. She had the motivation and the determination to succeed, but lacked the opportunity and foundation skills needed to move forward.

In October 2020, Brandy found the CareerSource Pasco Hernando Youth Program in Dade City and took the first step in building a better life for her children.

After completing the seven-day Develop U employability skills workshop, Brandy was given the opportunity to enroll into the Penn Foster Online High School Diploma Program; and completed her graduation requirements in just a few short weeks!

Hard work pays off

Her determination continued, and Brandy could now secure employment with the Pasco County School Board as a Long-Term Substitute Teacher, working in a local school; Pasco Elementary.

While balancing full-time employment and family, Brandy remained focused on her continued education. With the support and guidance of her Career Coach, Brandy was enrolled into the Medical Assistant Program under Penn Foster’s Online Career College and is on track to graduate at the end of February 2021!

Brandy is now focused on her long term goal of attending Pasco Hernando State College in May 2021 to get her nursing degree, and she knows program staff will be there to support and encourage her along the way.

Congratulations Brandy! We are so proud of your accomplishments and we are excited to see where this road takes you next!

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