Meet Katrina Augustine - Hawthorne
Hawthorne resident Katrina Augustine lives in a multi-generational household with her three siblings, mother and two grandparents. Katrina wanted to help her single-parent mother by working and contributing to the household. Katrina attended one of the Fit for Gold presentations at her school, and quickly made an appointment in the hopes of finding a job.
During her evaluation session, Katrina was informed that she was eligible to participate in the Fit for Gold Program. Katrina began the 30-hour mandatory training in the following weeks along with other cadets. Katrina stood out among other cadets due to her attitude and demonstrated leadership. Upon completion of her training, Katrina was placed at Ramona Elementary School, where she worked from February to June 2015. Katrina quickly became a role model to the young children she tutored and was praised for her hard work, reliability and responsibility.
Outcome and Benefits:
Upon completing her work experience at Ramona Elementary Katrina graduated from Hawthorne High School and enlisted into the California Army National Guard and began basic training last November. The Fit for Gold program was so inspirational to Katrina that she now plans to pursue a career in teaching.
The Fit for Gold program was so inspirational to Katrina that she now plans to pursue a career in teaching.