“There are days that you aren’t going to want to come… whatever is going on you’re not going to want to do it, but you have to because if you don’t come… that could be a day you miss something important and miss the opportunity to that will get you where you want to be. You’ve gotta want it… because if you don’t, you’re not going to succeed” –Sylvia Adams
Sylvia Adams is a 2017 YBNCWV graduate. Unsuccessful with completing High School, traditionally, Sylvia decided the first step towards a brighter future would be obtaining her GED, now known as the TASC diploma.
“All the jobs that I wanted, I didn’t qualify for… because I didn’t have my high school diploma and it pushed me to get into a program where I could get the qualifications I needed” -Sylvia Adams
This motivated her to enroll at Youth Build NCWV. While in Youth Build, she obtained her OSHA, First Aid/CPR and many other certifications. She also attended Garrett College Med Prep courses— she completed the Medical Assistant and two courses in Medical Terminology. Sylvia also job shadowed at Davis Medical Center while enrolled at YBNCWV, and was hired on to work in the Operating Room Department (O.R.). Sylvia’s dream is to pursue her education and career in Phlebotomy, and hopes to employ the AmeriCorps Education Award she obtained after completing her Youth Build AmeriCorps term with YBNCWV.