Students Graduate from Climb CDC Program

Forty-six students graduated from the Climb CDC program tonight, celebrating nine months of on the job training in fields such as catering and construction.
This year’s class completed over 18,000 hours of community service. Each student received on the job training as well as life skills and leadership training. Many of the graduates already have jobs lined up.
Valedictorian Demetrios Bryant is one of those students. The 21 year old was once homeless and sleeping on the streets in 10 degree weather. “It’s a big accomplishment for me and I’m grateful for it. I don’t take this moment for granted. It took a lot of discipline. Had to exclude myself from people that didn’t mean any good. So, it’s taken a lot of self-discipline and determination and courage,” said Bryant.
The Climb CDC has been active on the Gulf Coast since 2005 and participants have been graduating from Climb CDC programs since 2007.

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