Back in 2012, Jean Derenoncourt, an immigrant from Haiti, attended TRA-Brockton’s English for Employment and ACHIEVE! Youth Opportunity programs, where he improved his English speaking capabilities and went on to earn his High School Equivalency Diploma.

Grateful for the support he received at TRA, Jean wrote a “Letter to TRA” which was published on our Facebook and Website pages in 2013. After sharing many highlights of his training at TRA, Jean wrote, “These are the things that I will never forget as I move on toward my goals in life. I feel that TRA was a gateway in my life and I wish everyone could enjoy and benefit from all that TRA has to offer an individual. I hope that TRA will continue to provide and impart their knowledge and skills to many others forever. I want to wish everyone at TRA the best of luck life has to offer and (that they) will continue the wonderful work they do.”

Well, we are proud to report that on May 29, 2015, Jean graduated from Massasoit Community College where he was chosen to be a speaker due to his accomplishments, his story, his charisma, and his involvement in school. He was voted to be the student trustee of the college last year. Jean is now off to continue his studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

All the best to you Jean! Congratulations on your continued success! We look forward to seeing where your journey takes you next!

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