Teen Worker Wins State Honor

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Today we’re going to meet 18-year-old Samantha O’Bannon. For the last few months, Sam and her family have been homeless. And-- until this summer-- she’d never had a job. Then Sam got work and -- just recently -- an award from the governor for accomplishments. Ryan Warner speaks with Samantha O’Bannon and her career counselor, Jill Howard, from the Jeffco WorkForce Center.

[Photo: Jill Howard, Jeffco Workforce Center]

Photo L to R: Jill Howard, career coordinator, Jeffco Workforce Center; Samantha O'Bannon, 2011 award winner, Governor's Summer Job Hunt; Gilbert Gonzales, owner Paws-itively Clean dog grooming service in Golden and Samantha's employer.