Jackie is a bright high school senior from Milwaukee, and while she has always been successful academically, Jackie faced considerable social and behavioral challenges.

Participating in a United Way-funded program offered at COA Youth & Family Centers allowed Jackie to set personal goals related to conflict resolution, build positive relationships and plan for her future.

Jackie feels her participation contributed to her academic success and helped her grow to model positive behavior. “I always wanted to do things on my own,” says Jackie. “I could spread my wings, but I didn’t need to do it alone.

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