Dropping out of high school was not an easy decision, but I had made some bad choices in life which led me on this path. I never knew how hard it would be to find a job without my diploma. At Goodwill Hawaii, they taught me how to fill out job applications and prepared me for interviews by setting up mock interviews. I was able to use Goodwill as an employment reference and my youth specialist encouraged me to follow up with each job application I submitted. I now work at least 30 hours a week and still attend Goodwill’s Ola I Ka Hana program in Honolulu, as I am studying to get my GED. Christian is a participant in our Ola I Ka Hana program on Oahu. This program mentors youth to achieve their educational and career goals.