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2022 Pathways’ Graduates Head Off in Different Directions

The 2022 Senior Graduates have been with the PCC Pathways program since elementary school, some since 3rd grade.

The graduates (from left to right in photo) are Jayden Hall, Chad Shiflett, Marthenise Joseph and Patrick Adams. Their time enrolled in Pathways for Youth has helped them maintain excellent academic performance, developed leadership skills, and participate in a variety of service projects throughout the community. They have all shown strong commitment to the program and are all on paths to successful careers of their own.

Jayden Hall is furthering her education at Virginia Western as a full-time student. While she was with Pathways, she took her studies seriously, and was an active participant in whatever the program offered her. She is looking to pursue a career as a vet tech.

Chad Shiflett enlisted in the Marines after being active in his high school ROTC. He just graduated from boot camp on Parris Island, SC (“ooh rah!”) and will continue his training at Camp Lejeune, NC after his two weeks’ leave here in Roanoke. During this time, he worked as a recruiter’s assistant.

Marthenise Joseph is maintaining a full-time job and doing extremely well. She joined us the summer of 5th grade and was an excellent student who always kept us on our toes with her questions and thoughtful discussions on about any subject.

Patrick Adams has taken the opportunity to travel to another state to explore new career opportunities and is doing well. During high school he especially enjoyed carpentry and being involved in the Youth Employment program. This past summer Patrick graduated from our Getting Ahead class.

The Pathways for Youth Staff is so very proud of all our graduates. We’ve enjoyed watching them grow up and it was hard to say goodbye, but we have no doubt they will be successful in whatever path they take in life.

-Susan Frank, Resource Coordinator

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