John F. Hargrove moved into Abbey Lane Apartments in August 2018. From the moment he moved into his unit and learned about Better Tomorrows he has made a lot of changes in his life, with the help of the SSC. His first goal was to learn how to use the computers. While learning the internet, he was able to improve his reading skill. Next, he wanted to reinstate his voting right and register to vote. He completed this in 2019. Next was to go back to school. He applied for the Michaels Education Scholarship, which he was awarded. He also wanted to quit smoking. Although he smoked rarely, he wanted to stop completely, which he did in August 2019. And lastly, he wanted to get his driver’s license, which he also received in 2020.
Mr. Hargrove has been a great role model in his community. From volunteering his time to the residents’ community events to after school and summer enrichment programs to his mission work with his church, he is engaged and inspiring to his peers. For the Summer Enrichment he needs to complete a course in child abuse training which he did and passed. Now he is in training to become a minister in his community and hopes to have his license by May 2021. Currently he spends his time working in the community by helping feed people and helping them get clothes and other hygienic supplies. His goal is to encourage others to better lives.