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The summer employment program which was designed to expand gainful employment opportunities for Lynn youth, also helped Ellijah obtain his driver’s license.
LifeScene offered 4 scholarships to encourage youth to attend driving school. Ellijah jumped at the opportunity and was the first to receive his license. Ellijah’s Case Manager, Christian remarks, “Ellijah worked hard and he’s smart. He was always trying to go in the right direction.”
With the money that he earned from employment in the work crew, Ellijah purchased a 2001 Honda Civic for only $300! “The frame was bent from an accident, the radiator needed repair and I had to replace the condenser and a headlight, but it’s my car,” he says with a smile.
Ellijah, who would like to be mechanic one day, is slowly rebuilding his ride. He says, “So far, I’ve done a lot of repairs, and put gas in it. If I didn’t do this program, I wouldn’t have gone to driving school and I wouldn’t have this car.”