Front L-R - Laudine Estime, Lily Doyle, Charles Cardona, Andrew Chea. Back L-R– Trajen Aikens, Tai Zheng, Ellen Bey, Elias Cruz, Jason Santerre, Christian Hernandez. [Photos by Jason Jackman]
Ten students graduated May 19 from the Gulfstream Goodwill Career Academy of the Palm Beaches, a public charter school managed by Gulfstream Goodwill Industries.
“We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and excited to witness their continued growth as they embark on meaningful careers in our community,” Gulfstream Goodwill Industries CEO and President Keith Kennedy said. “We are committed to empowering individuals with disabilities, and this ceremony exemplifies the transformative impact of education and training.”
L-R– Trajen Aikens, Joan McCabe, GGI Board Chair, Charles Cardona
Some graduates are going to work at an Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach, a Publix in Boynton Beach, and Goodwill stores in Royal Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. Others are being considered for Gulfstream Goodwill’s newest microenterprise, Good Grub, as well as Ken’s Krew at Home Depot and All Tag Securities.
The Knights of St. Andrew Color Guard presented the colors and formed an arch of steel at the ceremony. The guest speaker was the Palm Beach vocational coordinator for Ken’s Krew, Ilana Solomon.
L-R– Dr. Shannon McGhee, GGI Vice President of Education and Development, Cindy Maunder, CAPB Director, Dr. Christopher Glinton, CAPB Principal, Amy MacLean, CAPB ESE Teacher.
Located in West Palm Beach, the academy provides education, training and career pathways that promote self-sufficiency and independence for students with disabilities ages 16 to 21.