Working at the Y Opens Doors for CORE Students

A Transforming Experience

by Morgan Jarema

It's precisely 8 a.m. on a recent Monday, and the team meeting of the Kent Transitions Center CORE program is right on time inside classroom space at the Mary Free Bed YMCA on Grand Rapids' Southeast Side. Group members are being quizzed on a field trip to Meijer the previous week, challenged to recall terms such as UPC codes, shelf facing and the importance of smiles and eye contact in customer service...