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Jasmine’s Story

When Jasmine was sixteen-years-old and a junior in high school, she became pregnant. She was struggling to find a job and wanted to give up. In June 2013, at age 19, Jasmine heard about New Moms from a friend. “I didn’t know much about the struggles I was going to face, but I made a promise to myself and my 3-year-old son that I would try, no matter what.”

Jasmine joined New Moms’ Job Training program and completed 5 weeks of training. Jasmine quickly excelled at Bright Endeavors, never missing a day, always arriving on time, and mentoring other participants, like Alicia.

At Bright Endeavors, Jasmine gained on-the-job experience and saw potential in herself that she had never seen before—a career felt possible!

“I went back to school and moved into my first apartment. I was fulfilling my promise. I got my driver’s license and purchased my first vehicle. By the end of 2013 I felt hopeful about my future. I feel like I overcame a lot of statistics. Because of New Moms, I have achieved goals that take some people a lifetime to conquer.” Bright Endeavors offered her a six-month internship as a Production Team Lead, and after that a permanent job as a Production Associate, where she supervised other young moms.

Today, Jasmine is married with three children. She transitioned into a new role at New Moms, in January of 2018, as a Family Support Specialist. Jasmine worked hands-on with families who were going through struggles she went through herself and show them proof of the possibility of true transformation. In 2019, she left New Moms to pursue her graduate degree!