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Guest Post: Fred Green on Jobs for Delaware Graduates

Written on: April 21st, 2011 in Guest PostsJob Creation

Fred GreenRecently, I hosted Governor Markell when he visited my classroom at Christiana High School where I am a senior.

Not long ago, my fellow students probably considered me a bully and I considered myself a “wild child” because a life of drugs and crime actually attracted me.

Today, I feel like a totally different person.  I am positive and hopeful about the future.   It’s because of my involvement in the Jobs for Delaware Graduates program (JDG), where I am State President of the Delaware Career Association,  the student organization part of JDG.   My story is one that I think you would like to hear.

Fred Green at JDGSpecial mentors, like my advisor Ms. Veronica Jones; special people like PA State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland (I used to live in PA) and a special program in Delaware, JDG, have made all the difference in my life.   I am still learning more about the world and what I want to do with my life.  But I have made some important decisions.   I know am capable of achieving much more than I thought possible just a year ago.  Because of that, I have decided I can and will go on to college to pursue my interest in communications.   I just love hosting special events and being a part of something positive.  And, I am ready to work hard to achieve my success.

As Governor Markell told us during the class, the job market is a lot different these days and we are competing against students not only from our own state, but from around the nation and across the world.

I feel lucky that I have learned a great deal in the Jobs for Delaware Graduates and Jobs for America’s Graduates programs.  I have people supporting me as I grow.

I will be the first person in my family to go to college and I am proud of that.  The Governor wanted me to share with you the speech I gave recently in Washington, D.C.  at a Jobs for America’s Graduates Leadership Lunch.  Here’s the video, which runs about four minutes.



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