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Jackson is interested in automotive and collision repair. He has many friends and family involved in gangs and the juvenile justice system. He was also chronically absent from school and was in danger of not graduating due to low attendance and low motivation.
Jackson was referred to RAMP by his counselor and has been a participant since August 2018. His attendance was initially spotty however after a few months it improved dramatically, and he became more open with his coordinators and mentor. Jackson now attends every session and was chosen to attend the RAMP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Jackson is now on track to graduate and has become invested in his future. His mentor has assisted him with creating a resume, applying to auto shops, and studying to pass his Drivers Ed test. Jackson is now the first one to raise his hand to ask questions and is highly engaged with RAMP activities. RAMP staff and teachers have witnessed him move on from a negative mindset and become a motivated and mature young man. They are incredibly proud of him.