Opening the door for the future of Missouri's youth
Pictured here is Community Connections Youth Project® client Carmella as she opens the door to her first apartment. Carmella, a young lady with a good job and a brain for business, was referred to CCYP® in January. Carmella appeared to be having a string of bad luck: Her car was stolen, she had been kicked out of her home, and was bouncing around from hotel to hotel. As soon as we met her we could tell that she had amazing potential but needed just a little bit of help to find her way. After months of hard work and a few late nights, CCYP® was able to bridge the gap and get her into a beautiful three-bedroom home with 13 acres of land just outside of Columbia. Carmella is a shining example of getting back what you put into the program. She was a pleasure to work with and knows that CCYP will be there for her no matter what life throws her way.