Meet Charlie Sage, one of Our Amazing Clients at NewBridge
Charlie Sage returned home one day to find her father had destroyed her belongings: clothing, photos, trophies from years of playing competitive softball. Anger, fear and shame enveloped her.
Sage lived with her father since her parents’ divorce when she was 3, and at age 14 had been happy to move across the country with him to pursue acting and writing in Los Angeles. Their life, however, was far from a California dream: they relocated frequently and suddenly. Sage dropped out of high school, and fabricated stories to hide embarrassment over her circumstances.
At age 18, Sage returned to New Jersey. Her mother urged her to enroll in NewBridge Jobs Plus, NewBridge Services’ alternative education and career program. “I’d been out of school so long, I thought, ‘I can’t do that,’ but the people at NewBridge taught me I could!” she said.