Class of 2017: What’s Next?
contact us today to learn how you can make a positive difference in a young man’s life.Summer is officially here and the senior boys at Bonnie Brae are planning to take their next steps after graduation. Whether it is attending college, finding a job, moving back home, or into one of our community homes, the seniors are excited for what is to come, and grateful that Bonnie Brae helped to prepare them. We would love to share our ten graduate’s hopes for the future. Taqwa- is hoping to move into one of our community homes and will attend community college. Jemil- will be returning to his home and wants to get a job and possibly attend his local County Institute of Technology to gain automotive skills. Once he gains these skills and education he hopes to go to a 4 year college for a business degree to one day have his own automotive business. Daiquan- currently lives in our Powers House in New Brunswick and is working at a local retailer. He would like to start at a 2 year community college, then transfer to a 4 year college for graphic design and fine arts. His hope is to one day become a movie director. Dan- is currently accessing interviews to be able to move to a group home. Dan will be receiving vocational services to build some work skills that would foster/develop his sense of independence. Mike - will continue to receive schooling until the age of 21. If he remains at Bonnie Brae he will be in our Work Experience Program full time to help him develop his vocational skills. Joe- is hoping to go to a community house and gain employment. He wants to find a job and continue building on his work skills. Phil- is returning home and is currently working weekends at a local barber shop. He plans to continue and build on this, possibly attending cosmetology school in the future. Yasir- currently lives in the Powers House in New Brunswick. He is currently looking for a job and would like to secure one before possibly moving ahead to a 2 year community college, then a 4 year college or maybe a trade school. He would like to focus on graphic design to create video games. Christian- is returning home and has been hired at a major retail factory. Additionally he is enrolled at Middlesex County Community College where he plans to take his liberal arts classes before transferring to a 4 year college to study business. Andrew- will be discharged to an independent living program. He plans on obtaining a job and engaging in a post education plan, but is unsure exactly what path he will take: 4 year college, community college or trade school. Here at Bonnie Brae, we are extremely proud of each student and and cannot wait to see what they accomplish in the future. We wish the best of luck to them all! Accredited by the Joint Commission, Bonnie Brae is one of the nation’s preeminent residential treatment centers for at-risk adolescent boys who have been neglected, abused, or abandoned. We provide a safe place for boys and young men in crisis, ages 8-21, a place for them to heal, to learn and to grow. We have helped over 10,000 boys and families since our founding in 1916. Please