When George began attending Civitan Services his main goal was to get out into the community and get a job, but he was worried. Actually, he was terrified of failing and the possibility of getting fired. He set a goal for himself to train in the Independent Skills classroom for 6 months to a year so that he would feel comfortable working outside of this safe space, and he did just that. George worked hard in the classroom and attained every goal he had set for himself. When he was ready he approached Supported Employment Coordinator Julie Terry and told her he was READY TO WORK!
George started working for Big Red Stores at two days per week. He quickly excelled and in a matter of weeks he was asked to take on full time employment! After gaining the added confidence that full time employment provided him, George then decided he wanted to get his drivers license to be able to take himself to and from work. He studied diligently and, with the help of the Civitan Services staff, passed the written and driving portions of the test the first time he took them.
George has since purchased his first sports car, is working full time, and has a new goal to get off of Disability and get an apartment. To say that we at Civitan Services are proud of George's accomplishments is an understatement! He is a prime example of goal setting, hard work, and perserverence! We are excited to share his story with you and hope that George will be an inspiration to you that nothing can stop you from reaching your goals!