Today’s Student Spotlight highlights Pender County student and Baby Steps program participant Madison!

Madison began the school year as a junior, but thanks to her hard work and determination, she GRADUATED from Pender Innovative Learning Academy this week, a full year early!!

She joined Pender County’s Baby Steps program as a sophomore, expecting a baby boy. It was difficult to return and finish her education while she cared for her son, Marcellus, but with the help of a CIS reengagement specialist, she enrolled in PILA and got down to work.

“CIS helped me graduate by helping me see my goals for my future. For example, one of my short-term goals was to graduate early from high school. I accomplished that goal and now it’s time for me to make new goals. I am grateful I had CIS and the Baby Steps Program,” said Madison.

We’re SO proud of you, and we can’t wait to see where your journey takes you next!