Dennette Allen, Class of 2015, is currently enrolled at Quinsigamond community college pursuing her associates in Science with a certificate in Criminal Justice. After she receives her associate’s she plans to move onto Worcester State University.
“I’m persuing Criminal Justice because I’ve seen a lot of my family go down the wrong roads. I plan to work with the youth, and keep them from going down that road.
I’m doing it all online. I have a set schedule for 3 hours a day regardless if my children are in school, or if it’s after they go to bed. Nap time is my study time.
I’m a single mom. I didn’t think I could do it. Clemente gave me the confidence that I could go ahead and do it.
Clemente is one of the places where you find the greatest support. Before Clemente, my support was my two children, both under age of 10. Since Clemente, my son, he looks at me and says, ‘Mommy, can we do out homework?’ There is no better support than that”.