Youth Spotlight: Devera

Devera has been a member of Valley Youth House since May 2015 with the Supportive Housing Program. Devera entered the program with hopes to enroll in school and become a certified Medical Assistant. In November, this dream will become a reality! Devera is scheduled to graduate from Kaplan Career Institute on November 5th, 2015.

While working for the last 10 months to earn her certification, she has held multiple jobs all over the city in order to provide for herself and her son. Devera has earned herself the middle name of “Determined,” as she will not allow anything to stop her from pursuing her dreams.

In January, Devera will attend the Community College of Philadelphia to pursue an Associate’s Degree in nursing. Devera is already planning for herself when she has completed her time with Valley Youth House. Devera says, “This is my time, and I will be prepared for my transition.”

Congratulations Devera on your accomplishment!