When Julio came to the United States from his native Guatemala four years ago, he did not know any English but today he is able to converse with confidence.
Julio, 20, came to the U.S. when he was 16 and lives with a sister and brother in Jupiter. He comes to El Sol daily in the hope of finding work. When asked what he likes about El Sol, he replied, “everything.”
When he is not working Julio can usually be found in an English or computer class. He also has taken various job training classes and volunteered for community service work with Habitat for Humanity and other service projects. His employment experience includes landscaping and pressure cleaning jobs, plus other miscellaneous work.
Julio’s favorite leisure activity is playing basketball, which he does Tuesday evenings at the West Jupiter Community Center.