Connections to Success Alumni

Samantha Smith is a hardworking, dedicated young woman, fully invested in providing an economically stable future for her and her young daughter.  In mid 2011, Samantha was chosen as one of the first trainees of Sweet Success, a social enterprise venture that benefits Connections to Success, where participants learn how to bake, market and sell hand-made gourmet cookies.

Since her first day on the job, Samantha has quickly excelled from trainee to employee to Sweet Success program coordinator.  She has become such a necessary component of running this business, as well as a leader and role model to others entering the Sweet Success program.

“My life is changing in so many positive ways.  I’ve gained so many valuable skills that I am using to help me succeed.  Since joining Sweet Success, I am working two jobs, I’ve gotten my own car, I have completed many classes and am in the process of obtaining my high school diploma.  I am positive. I believe in myself.  Life can be great!”