Initially LeeAnn didn’t want any part of the Work Experience Program, but after going, she realized it was not what she expected. “I couldn’t believe how pleasant the advisor was. When I saw her smile at me, a burden was lifted off of my chest. She made my day when she offered me an assignment working in the office right there at RochesterWorks! It was a dream of mine. I was so excited. I was in an office, making copies, filing, and answering the phone. I could not have asked for a better assignment. I learned to put my pride aside and smile even when I didn’t feel like it. I learned to work hard at everything I do, even volunteer work, because you never know who is watching.” And people were watching. LeeAnn excelled in her assignment with a fantastic attitude. After the program ended she was offered part–time, then full–time employment at RochesterWorks! “This has changed my life. This is the best job I’ve ever had. I love my job. I love getting all this new experience. I can pay my own rent and all my own bills. I have so much room to grow and I am so thankful for being given a chance.