29 new Urban Leaguers

Aaron Smith graduates SOAR (Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention) job-readiness program.

Aaron Smith graduates SOAR (Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention) job-readiness program.

The SOAR class (Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention) and ACE (Accelerated Customer Service Education) graduate 21 and eight, respectively, on Thursday.

A double-shot of hope. Six ACE graduates already have jobs. Congratulations to ACE trainer Teri Dixon and her colleagues.

These graduations never get old. Graduates’ short speeches are long on honesty, hope, dreams, goals and transformation. Many acknowledge mistakes of the past, vowing not to repeat them, and are determined to turn their lives around. A primary motivation for graduates with children is to give them opportunities they didn’t have.

Congratulations, one and all. Special shout out to SOAR trainer Greg Walker and his colleagues.


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