Pictured above: Aubrey reading the speech below during Climb’s commencement ceremony. Her job placement is with Genesis Alkali, a trona mine in southwest Wyoming.

“Not very long ago, my life was hopeless. Now I am a powerful, confident and fearless single mom with a more than bright future ahead of me.

I have worked very hard to get to where I am today. I have also been given the opportunity of a lifetime.

My time at Climb has given me so much knowledge and confidence. Now I can be successful and now my children can be proud to call me mom.

Thank you, Climb!”