LCC Addresses “The Next Level” for Its Young Adult Students

June 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM 3 comments

Beyond providing hippo therapy and therapeutic swimming lessons for people with disabilities, the founders of Las Campanas Compadres, Suzanna and Lawrence Becerra, have expanded their benevolent thinking and intentional actions to find spots on the workforce for LCC’s young adult participants.  In an additional effort to provide successful experiences that build self-esteem, the Becerras have creatively applied their networking abilities to mutually benefit program participants and those that hire them. By discovering positions available in their Las Campanas community and matching young adult LCC students seeking employment, they wish to provide opportunities to foster responsibility and promote productivity in LCC’s young adults.


Christian Woodard— a Successful Employee

Christian Woodard, age 24, is a regular rider and swimmer with the Las Campanas Compadres  programs.  Christian is no stranger to the local workforce.  In a recent interview, Christian said,

“One summer I worked at Bosque Greenhouse, two mornings a week. I still work at La Choza restaurant, three lunches a week.  I work with my dad at “Santa Fe Properties” when he does open houses.  I help my cousin coach soccer for the little kids on Saturdays.  I do rock work with my cousin, Andrew, and I water my auntie’s plants when she is out of town. I am going to be an uncle in December, so I will (also) be busy helping Megan and Patrick.”

Lawrence and Suzanna spoke with Jason Epstein at the “The Club at Las Campanas” golf course about the possibility of Christian working there this summer. Jason was very open to the idea of having Christian work there. Mr. Epstein contacted Christian, set up an interview, and hired Christian for the position.

Christian has proven that he is willing to work hard.  He is able to learn new skills and apply them.  He has confidence and good people skills.  Christian is animated when he explains how things are going at his new golf course job,

“At the Las Campanas golf course Jason Epstein is my main boss I work with two Brians, Bradon and Kyle. We are a team…we all work together. The guys are training me. We wash carts, pick up and clean the golf balls, fold towels, fill ice containers, fill water bottles, and say hi to golfers. The work is fun. I can be outside; and I like the guys I work with and the golfers. The work is challenging and I have to focus and work hard.”

Christian’s words illustrate his valuable work ethic and how personable he is.  His words validate why Christian is such a good choice as an employee anywhere he gains employment, “I just like to work.  I get to meet people.”

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. michelle  |  June 26, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    This is a great initiative – and a nice match for Christian and LCC!

  • 2. Johnny  |  June 27, 2012 at 3:48 AM


  • 3. shirley klinghoffer  |  June 27, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    This is terrific!


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