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Paris Mims, Youth Program


Paris Mims is 18 years old and lives in Baxley, Georgia. She was enrolled in the WIOA In School Youth Program in December 2019 when she was in the 9th grade at Appling High School.  During her time in the program, Paris participated in Youth Work Experience and completed Occupational Skills Training.  During her high school years, Paris was very active in the Color Guard and Cheer.  She was also dual enrolled at Coastal Pines Technical College, where she took Cosmetology Classes.  Paris worked part-time throughout high school and is a positive young lady who worked very hard to achieve her goals.  She received her High School Diploma from Appling High School in May 2023 and has been accepted to Albany State University.  We are very proud of Paris and all her accomplishments.

Paris says, “I am so thankful to be a part of the WIOA program.  It has helped me to develop social skills as well as work experience skills.  They keep me on track by checking on me and making sure that my grades are where they need to be.  Thank you for all that you guys do; I appreciate it.”


JUNE 2023

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