Andrew Addison began his senior year at Ballou Senior High in Southeast Washington DC with a desire to pursue a career in information technology (IT). Although he was very involved in school activities like chess, baseball, and track, he found it difficult to find a program that supported his IT interests and career goals. So he was not sure how to pursue these after graduation.
As a child, Andrew learned that making connections with people could introduce a whole new world of opportunities. So he was excited when Mr. Baker, a career coordinator at Ballou, told him about On-Ramps to Careers’ partnership with DC Public Schools. Mr. Baker was aware of Andrew’s interest in technology and helped him enroll in the On-Ramps FastTrack Program. Read more...