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Success Stories

Second Chances

Posted on May 15, 2015

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Jason Brown is grateful for second chances, and he’s determined to open doors for people who may feel they have no options. That’s what he says John Tyler Community College did for him. Jason describes himself as a recovering substance abuse user. His life experiences taught him valuable lessons, and he believes he has much to share with those dealing with similar challenges. That’s why he decided to pursue a Human Services degree at John Tyler. He says, before Tyler, doors kept getting shut, and now, his opportunities are many.

As he counts down the days to graduation, Jason is already looking ahead to the next step in his journey. He’s wants to continue his education at Virginia State University, earn a bachelor’s degree, and work in substance abuse counseling.

“I am excited to be finished, but I am sad to be leaving the people who have helped me discover who I am supposed to be. John Tyler has given me the tools I need in order to succeed,” says Jason.

Hear more from Jason in the video Snapshots of the Class of 2015.

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