Resident Success Story: From High School to College (and Beyond!)

Resident Success Story: From High School to       College (and Beyond!) Free Summer Lunch Program... Resident Success Story...

Resident Success Story: From High School to College (and Beyond!)

Access to opportunity and community resources can make all the difference in shaping a promising future, as was the case for Zane, a resident at Wallick’s Lawrence Village community in South Point, OH.

Raised by his grandmother, Annette, who has resided at Lawrence Village since 2001, Zane’s life took a major turn as he began to near his high school graduation this year. 

Annette was determined to ensure her grandson had the tools, opportunities and momentum to succeed following his graduation. Seeking additional support, she turned to Wallick’s Resident Resource Network (RRN). RRN connected Zane to Ironton Lawrence Community Action Organization’s (ILCAO) Summer Youth Employment Program hosted at Collins Career Technical Center.

ILCAO’s Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible by the Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program, which empowers low-income youth aged 14-24 to learn valuable life skills and develop pathways to pursue their dream careers. CCMEP offers career coaching, job placement, tuition assistance, mentoring, financial aid and transportation support.

For Annette, “It’s always great to have assistance from Service Coordinators.” She deeply appreciates the assistance provided by RRN, the Property Management Team at Lawrence Village, and Service Coordinator, Vicki Duley.

Now, Zane is not only a high school graduate. Through the skills he gained at Collins Career Center, he is ready to begin his first term at a community college, encouraged by an incredible support network and his own newfound independence.

We are all so proud of Zane, and we are confident that he will continue to move forward with excellence on his journey into the future! Congrats, Zane!