Cameron’s Story of Hope

Sep 14, 2015 | Uncategorized

When one walks into Noll Café, it can be expected that you will see dedicated staff, hard-working students, and plenty of smiles to go around. It is not hard to notice all the work put into the café’s operations, and it is especially nice to see new youth growing and succeeding. One youth, Cameron, seems to be thriving in his new role in the café.

Cameron is definitely a familiar face for Hope, but he is new to the vocational program and the café. While he does not reside in the homes of the Hope network, Cameron does attend classes as a day student.

“He is a great young man,” said Cameron’s teacher, Jim Augenstein. “He works hard for me in the classroom. He loves helping other people and other students. He has come a long way.”

In addition to his classes, Cameron has also taken interest in other aspects of Hope as well. He is best known for his role as Aladdin in the spring musical, “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Cameron was sensational as the male lead for the musical.

Cameron has not only succeeded in the classroom, but in other parts of his development as well. When you see him working, he is friendly, courteous, and skillful in executing tasks and taking orders. His love of helping others also shows through his work.

“Cameron is new to the vocational program and the café,” said Noll Café manager Kristine Gough. “He is doing great.”

Overall, Cameron is another great youth that has really shined at Hope. His future seems endless, as he is already proving that he can accomplish great things. Who knows what he will accomplish next.

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