Success Stories


Adonis Brathwaite

Site Coordinator

Medgar Evers Afterschool Program at PS 181, Brooklyn
Keeping Up with Rising Expectations

When he began his career in afterschool, Adonis was able to find work as a counselor without earning a college degree.  But now, in a competitive job market, employers are looking for people with degrees on their resumes.  "A lot of people with Master's degrees have come to apply for jobs at our site," he said.

That's why he's grateful he had the chance to earn an Associate's degree, and why he's taking courses to earn a Bachelor's degree.  It's also the reason he counsels those who work at his site to take advantage of every job training opportunity available to them.

"The ones who are there for the kids will go to the trainings," he said.

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