Success Stories

Read about those we've helped place in careers, programs, training and education courses.

Isabella P.
Work Experience Program

Isabella P. recently finished our Youth Work Experience Program through our West Baton Rouge / Iberville Parish office. She completed high school with a 4.3 GPA graduating third in her class! She was in Beta all four years of high school and was the club secretary her senior year.  Isabella was also a part of the International Thespian Society for her senior year.  She earned the WorkKeys Gold Award, passing scores on Advanced Placement exams, and an ACT composite score of 28!  Isabella received more than five scholarships to go towards her college education.  Isabella decided to attend LSU Baton Rouge to pursue a degree in History. 

Upon graduation, she plans to seek employment in museum curation and artifact preservation.  As an In-School Youth with very limited work experience, Isabella gained skills in managing her workspace, organizing documents, planning of school events for the school administration, communication skills, and working with others.  Isabelle stated that her greatest strength was her adaptability, and the Work Experience Program was both positive and rewarding.

Laila P.
Work Experience Program

Laila P. was a Work Experience participant at Geaux Jobs of Ascension Parish. Some of her accomplishments include being selected as Student of the Year and the Class  Salutatorian. She received a Distinguished Honor Graduate with a 4.3 GPA and had the highest subject GPA in Math and Science. Laila was an active member of a number off student organizations and received several certifications. Her certifications include: Emergency Medical Response, Emergency Telecommuter-911 Dispatcher, and ServSave Food Handler. She also completed Financial Literacy training through Pelican State Credit Union. Laila earned more than ten scholarships towards her college education.

Additionally, as an in-school youth with no work experience, Laila gained skills that can help her in the future and prepare her for jobs in the real world. She feels that she wouldn’t have had this opportunity without Geaux Jobs. 

Diara S.
Work Experience Program

Diara S. was a participant of our Work Experience Program for high school seniors. She was also a participant in the Bogalusa High JAG Program. Diara had the opportunity to participate in the 27th Annual Career Development Conference held in Lafayette, Louisiana. She competed against 194 JAG Programs across the state of Louisiana and was named Miss Jag Louisiana through her exemplary commitment to the program. Diara has completed many community service hours through her participation in the Bogalusa High School Career Association JAG program and Brilliant Mindz Program.

Wardi A.
Work Experience Program

Warda S. was a Geaux Jobs In School Youth Work Experience program while completing her senior year. She worked as an office assistant providing services to her school's administration. Warda served as her class's Salutatorian, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.3 GPA. She scored a 26 on the ACT, was a member of the Beta Club, Yearbook Staff, and engaged in many other school activities.. Warda will attend Baton Rouge Community College, pursuing an education in the medical field. After completing two years, she will then transfer to LSU to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Nursing. She plans to further her education and become a Physician Assistant. Warda has been determined eligible for TOPS, Pell Grant, and anticipates other scholarships. 

As an in-school youth with no work experience, Warda gained skills in communication, computer-based designs, and special programs that will help her in the future and prepare her for jobs in the real world. She may not have had an opportunity like this without Geaux Jobs.