While participating in the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program, James has found employment, improved his social skills, and set concrete goals for long-term stability. Photo credit: James/RAMP

RAMP youth highlighted by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

IEL’s RAMP project supports youth with disabilities across the country to plan their careers. We are proud to see the work of IEL staff and our RAMP sites being highlighted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)!

In their recent newsletter, the OJJDP wrote a spotlight about James, a youth who has participated in RAMP:

“A military chaplain. A mentor. A farmer. This is who James wants to be. A rising 11th grader who once struggled in school and had little ambition, James has become focused, confident, and committed to working toward his goals during his time in the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP).”

Read the full post here!

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