2016 Goodwill Graduate of the Year, Klamath County
“Thanks to your donations to Goodwill, I have a great future .”
A second chance to reach his educational goals
After a rough childhood and ending up homeless during his senior year of high school, Jon Carle left school before graduating. He tried to earn a GED, but struggled to find the support he needed in the first program he enrolled in.
At 19, Jonathon was struggling to find employment, but his girlfriend inspired him to keep reaching for his goals, though.
“I didn’t want to fail her, or me,” he said.
At the Klamath Center for Education and Training he connected with one-on-one attention and a clear path to continue his education. Jon seized this second chance, becoming the program’s first graduate and continuing with college courses at Klamath Community College. He plans to transfer to Southern Oregon University.
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