Shanice is a single mom who was referral to Youth Empowerment Zone by Eileen from Lutheran Family Services. Shanice grew up in the foster care system and has no idea where her biological mother is. As a single mother, Shanice lives in public housing and is on welfare. Shanice at one point used to receive $234 of government assistance a month, which had been reduced down to $170 because of her being sanctioned by Work Force Investment. Since being in YEZ, Work Force Investment has agreed to allow Shanice to be a part of our program and, as a result, she now has all of her benefits back in full, and has been successfully attending Bryan College for the past 6 months now.
Quote: “I have learned how to be a better me thanks you YEZ.”