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Jen

Number of Children: 2

Previous Occupation: Unemployed

Wage Before CLIMB: Unemployed

Current Occupation: Service Associate, Farm Bureau Financial Services

Wage After CLIMB: $2,513/month


Jen completed Climb's Office Careers training.

“For my son, that’s been a great lesson. I tell him, ’Don’t assume you’re not good enough, put yourself out there!’”

“I had a lot of discouragement with jobs before Climb. I felt like there was no point in trying to even get another job. I’d had issues with coworkers and just didn’t feel like I had a place in the working world.

At first, I had the least amount of confidence in maintaining relationships of anyone in my Climb program. But by the end, the one-on-one and group counseling had really helped me come out of my shell. For my son, that’s been a great lesson. I tell him, ’Don’t assume you’re not good enough, put yourself out there!’

Climb was there in the beginning of my job placement and helped me learn how to speak to my bosses when I had a problem. I’m really focused on maintaining positive workplace communications now rather than just blowing up and saying, ‘I quit.’”