Hope: Necessities for the Youth

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While being involved within the community, Jim Bailey sees the struggles of the youth. But, within his own experiences, he understands the needs of role models and understanding in order for young people to succeed.

Bailey’s role model, Butch Grainger, was one of his college instructors at Kishwaukee College. Grainger encouraged Bailey to complete his studies through an honest conversation – and a wager for a case of beer. 

In part because of Grainger’s mentorship, Bailey went on to graduate on the dean’s list with a 3.0 grade point average. 


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