Via participant Gil loves cars -- it's all he talks about!

Gil's Via Direct Service Professional, Peter, arranged an opportunity for Gil to service a Honda Accord at a local garage. Gil helped to change the oil in the car, an activity he had never done before.

With support and guidance from the mechanic, Gil completed all the steps necessary, including draining the old oil from the car, replacing the oil filter, adding new oil, and putting the sticker on the inside of the windshield of the car when he was finished.

Gil was proud of his work and of the new skills he learned that day.

Through Via's Community Connections Program, Via participants learn new skills, build relationships, give back to the community, and take part in community activities. To learn more, click here.