Where Are They Now? Andre

BCCD student Andre JohnsonAndre came to Bergen Center for Child Development when he was just five years old.  A resident of Essex County, he grew from a child who did not like school and who struggled to pay attention, into a young man with confidence, an engaging personality, and a strong drive to succeed.

Our Getting REAL transition program helped Andre get ready for a job and adult life through internship experiences in local businesses.  Andre’s personality made him stand out, and he soon realized that working with people is what he loved to do.  Our staff created a range of opportunities to allow Andre to continue to sharpen and expand his skills.

Andre graduated from BCCD in June 2016, and with support from DVRS, has been working successfully in a competitive employment situation.