Meet Brendon


Workforce Challenge 

When Brendon was first hired by the ABC Box Company in 2013, it was his first job.

Workforce Solution

Brendon Williams, 19, has spent the past two summers working at ABC Box Company in South Baltimore through Hire One Youth, the private‐sector component of Baltimore City’s YouthWorks summer jobs program.  The summer of 2013 was the first year ABC Box Company participated in Hire One Youth, said Alan Fink, co‐owner of the company. He said, “The City makes it so easy to participate in Hire One Youth. It makes us feel good that we can bring aboard someone fresh out of high school and make their first job experience a positive job experience.” Brendon – who caught two buses each workday this summer to arrive at ABC Box Company by 8:00 a.m. – said working for the company has taught him “how important it is to be on time and work hard, and how to communicate with an employer.” He added, “I was able to prove that I’m a good worker, I’m a hard worker, and I can tackle any job you give me.” Mr. Fink agreed. “Brendon is enthusiastic; he has the drive to make it.”

Outcomes & Benefits

Brendon graduated from high school in the spring of 2014, and enrolled in community college in the fall of 2014. His future plans include transferring to the University of Maryland to study business management. He says his experience working at ABC Box Company influenced his decision to continue his education and pursue a career in business.

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