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"I can't imagine doing anything else. Kids are my world."

Susie has been fulfilling her personal mission in life since 1999 through her work with preschool students. For nine hours a day, five days a week, she helps her students grow and develop by teaching, training, and playing with them.

The job comes with many benefits, such as forging lifelong relationships with her students, however Susie sometimes found it challenging to make financial ends meet.

When Susie heard about a financial empowerment program funded by United Way of Elkhart County, she jumped at the opportunity. Susie became a certified Child Development Associate through training courses that helped her become a better child care professional and resulted in a significant pay increase.

When we come together to advance the common good in Elkhart County, we fight for hard-working people like Susie. Susie is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to move towards greater financial stability and continue doing what she loves.

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