Celebrating BESS Graduates!

On Monday, June 6th we hosted our first annual BESS Graduation ceremony to celebrate 20 amazing, inspiring graduates! Our valedictorian, Beyhan, encouraged graduates to sail with the wind and reach new heights! We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

And we recognized the special achievements of 3 remarkable women.

Rosario T. Received the Ann Southam Leadership Award – with leader and initiative, she became the class mentor, and her determination helped her secure a job at a local non-profit

Bob Clark, President and COO of Atlas Van Lines presented the Breaking Barriers Award to Cindy Y, who overcame personal and professional challenges by staying positive and never giving up, and today she is taking her creativity and skills to a new career path

Tracy E. received our Employment Excellence Award, whose focus and drive helped her find a job as a community relations manager less than a month after completing the BESS workshops

Our heartfelt congratulations to all our graduates.

Thank you to the event sponsors!
Urban Source Catering - Catering Sponsor
Tre Amici Imports - Wine Sponsor
OJTBF - Floral Sponsor
Presswork Productions - Printing Sponsor
BMO Harris Private Banking - AV Sponsor