MEET THE TEAM
"The fundamental core of my being and the reasoning for almost every decision I make, the motivation for why I do what I do, and the basis for who I am. My core value is family."
"It is my desire to see students grow up and become productive and successful in every area of their lives."
Recruitment & Support Services Manager
"My aim is to provide a safe, supportive, motivating, and encouraging environment for youth that will allow them to navigate adolescence in healthy ways, and prepare them for their future so they are less likely to experience negative health outcomes related to sexual risk, substance use, violence, and mental health."
"My main purpose for working with youth has always been to empower them to discover that the future holds untold possibilities if you believe you can achieve them. I want the future leaders of my community to know that if you change your thoughts you can change your actions. If you change your actions then you can change your life."
"Early in my career, I was privileged to work as accounting support for leadership development, that would have been so valuable to have at a younger age, which lead me to have a passion for youth development."
PEER Education Manager
"I choose to do this type of work so that I can positively impact the lives of our youth and their future families, by encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle."
"Youth are a very intriguing group and watching the light shine in their eyes when they truly understand or grasp the main point in a lesson is an irreplaceable moment."
Project Evaluator Contractor
"I evaluate youth development programs to try and make them more effective."
"Working for teens has been uplifting for me; my motivation is simple, it’s God’s plan."
"The work is meaningful, engaging, and impactful because it allows me to make an impact by helping young people make sense of their decision-making knowing that there is a reward or a consequence with every action."
"I believe that if we can cultivate Parenting skills and Healthy Relationship choices then we can make the World a better place."
"I serve youth because I hope to provoke thought and inspire others to serve."
Relationship Educator/Virtual Community Strategist
"My why in doing the work is simple…it is necessary, it allows our youth to make the best choices through healthy practices by equipping them with tools to succeed on a personal level."
"The young people that we serve now will be in charge of the world one day, and I want them to be positive, thoughtful, respectful, and self-assured."
"My hope is to impact the lives of youth to change families and impact communities with positive change."
Lead Case Manager
"I am involved with youth development and passionate about my background and experiences have propelled me into having an insatiable desire to connect with others in order to help them create & choose to become the best version of themselves; a version of themselves that they may have never thought was possible."
"I am involved with youth development because I believe that if you can reach one youth with positive insight and outlooks, then that youth can pass that positivity onto the next."
"Sometimes it just takes one person, one act of love, one question, one kind gesture, one smile, or one word of encouragement. That "one" can make a difference in someone's day, help them through a challenging season, or even impact their entire life. I'm here because someone may need me to be that one."
"I want to be a change agent for the youth community, our future leaders."