Jeremy hung up his Navy uniform after 17 years of service and he’s ready for what comes next. His greatest desire is to connect and help people. Whether that means becoming a voice for veterans or something else, he’s still trying to decide. Right now, he’s taking a break from college, working on a social networking app, and driving for Lyft. He’s struggled with depression but has found writing, time with family and friends, the proper medication, and being open about his struggles have led him to a really good place. He loves golfing, barbecuing, hanging out with friends, and playing “Hearthstone.” When he joined the Navy, their slogan was “Let the Journey Begin.” Now, he’s eager to start a new one.
It’s never too late to make a change for the better.
Meet three roadtrippers at a crossroads: Dana, a grandmother who’s worried the workforce has passed her by; Jeremy, a military veteran who’s eyeing a new career path; and Bernita, a mother of two who feels boxed in by her lack of a degree. They’ve all lived a lifetime’s worth of experiences—and now they’re ready for what’s next.
At Close It 2019, follow their eye-opening road trip across America as they explore communities keeping ahead of the curve through alternative forms of education and training, and talk to people who are navigating life’s turns with tenacity—and without traditional four-year degrees. Although no one knows exactly what the future of work will look like, it’s clear that it will always hold opportunities for all—and it doesn’t have to leave anyone behind.