Cheyenne

Tara

Number of Children: 3

Previous Occupation: Part-time food service

Wage Before CLIMB: $800/month

Current Occupation: Duran Construction

Wage After CLIMB: $6,080/month


Tara completed Climb's Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) training.

“But it’s about more than a paycheck: now I feel secure. I don’t feel worthless. ”

“My Climb program two years ago did a ropes course during orientation…and I’m terribly afraid of heights. But I did it and was so proud of myself. That’s what Climb has done for me ever since—pushed me to my limits and made me realize that I can do anything I put my mind to. My mantra all along has been, ‘I can do this…I’m doing it… I did it!’

Because of my earnings, I’m now buying the little farm that I dreamed of having when I was a girl. But it’s about more than a paycheck: now I feel secure. I don’t feel worthless. I’m doing this all on my own, and my kids are so proud of me for driving a big truck. Climb really has changed my life!”