“The women in this program included young moms thinking hard about where they wanted to go in life, and women who hadn’t been in school for a while and really wanted to gain new skills relevant in today’s workforce. They came to Climb with high energy and a strong motivation to leave behind unemployment or low-wage jobs with unpredictable hours that were hard on their children.

“For me, Climb wasn’t only a training program, it was a group of amazing women helping each other to grow, to believe in themselves, and to rise up into a better future for us and our children.”

— Sabrina, Program Participant

As a result, they were so hungry to learn and very growth-focused. They definitely grew during the program, especially by bonding together and learning from each other.”

— Jenny Mashak, Gillette Assistant Program Director

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