By the time he was 18 years old, Elijah had dropped out of school twice.
“I was in a really dark place at the time, thinking down on myself and feeling like I was not going to amount to anything in life.”
After hearing about Ombudsman from a friend, Elijah was eased by the support and personalized attention he received from the staff.
“The teachers at Ombudsman really helped me catch up with the work, and they were always very thorough.”
Elijah benefited greatly from the support he received while enrolled in our Ombudsman Chicago program. Now, he expresses hope that other students who are faced with some of the challenges he has experienced will commit to their education.