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Testimonials

“I've worked with Headway for over ten years and the quality of the services they provide to youth and their family has been excellent. The staff genuinely care about their clients and want them to be successful…they hold their young clients accountable for their behavior.

- Willie Bridges, Senior Planning Analyst, Office of the Hennepin County Attorney

Jena Bates, BA

Jena Bates 2

Truancy Case Manager

Phone: 612-798-8205
Fax: 612-861-3446
Email: jena.bates@headway.org
6425 Nicollet Avenue South
Richfield, MN 55423

Jena has been in human services since 1997, starting out her career as a school transition case manager. She joined Headway in 2010 where she works with students who have been referred to us through the be@school program to encourage regular school attendance and overcome barriers that may be preventing them from daily attendance. “I offer support to parents with teens who are struggling academically and bridge communication between them and schools,” she says. “When students attend school and value their education they often maintain high expectations for themselves and feel that they are capable, successful people.”

In her free time, Jena enjoys reading, spending time with her family, biking and playing outside with her dog.

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