Wole Osilaja

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AfricanUSA Trade Connect



When did you join the YJC Board?


Why did you join the YJC Board?

The concept of YJC caught my interest because of my many years of working with young adults at the department of corrections. Majority of these young adults ended in the system due to lack of direction and work opportunities. YJC is an attempt to prevent good kids missing the road and ending up where they could have avoided.

What is your occupation?

Retired form several years of working for Illinois department of Corrections and currently self-employed as independent sales agent.

What was your first job?

Petrol Station pump attendant

What did you learn from your first job?

The job taught me humility. It was our family gas station, however my father treated me not as a family member, but as on of the employees.