Cynthia finished her final weeks in the Independence Training Program (ITP) while working her new part-time job. Thus she finished things out in a slightly unusual order, cooking a delightful grad meal on a Thursday, then finishing her woodshop project before her last requirement – giving a speech to the entire Center the next week.
So it was with a special sense of pride for her achievements that we ate her final meal, checked out the lovely bookshelf she built and heard her final speech on “How to get a job.”
She definitely set a great example to follow, but more than that, Julie Deden pointed out how much she’s given all through her program.
So true, as student after student as well as teachers noted her kindness and her concern for her fellow students. It is a gift to all who know her.
And now she’s on her way with her Freedom Bell, apartment and a job to help her get established in her adopted state! Keep it going