The Los Angeles Daily News has a nice story today about a Sylmar, Calif., plastics company that hires local foster youths. "Molding a brighter future" tells the story of Oswaldo "Ozzy" Llamas, founder of Llamas Plastics Inc., a manufacturer of aircraft transparencies and composite parts. Llamas, who is 82, says he likes giving foster youths a chance because they remind him of his own upbringing. Llamas grew up in Colombia, where he befriended homeless children, according to the story. "One of the reasons I feel for these kids is my dad was kind of crazy and he left when I was 4," Llamas told staff writer Susan Abram. "He would forget to send money and there were times when the family went from a poor house to an even poorer house." For many of the youths that Llamas hires, the internship is their first employment experience. Hats off to Ozzy Llamas.
Feel-good story of the day: Llamas Plastics
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