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Adrian Wright, Program Coach

Adrian Wright = The Definition of Team Player!   The young adults that Adrian works with absolutely love the support they get from him. He greets everyone with a huge welcoming smile and we are so glad to have him on our team.

Let’s learn more about Adrian!

1. What is your favorite memory from Youth Focus?

The day one of the youths and I rang the bells for the Salvation Army during Christmas.

 2. What is one thing you wish the general public knew about Youth Focus?

I wish the general public knew that the work we do at Youth Focus is essential to building a better today and tomorrow for young people and for the larger world.

3. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?

Jon Mindas! I don’t say that because he is my boss or anything. He handles his duties with dignity and respect for others. Even in times of difficulty, Jon continues to serve our clients with honor. Jon uses his gifts and talents to make this company and our program better! He is the real MVP Champ!

4. What led you to Youth Focus and working with young adults?

The job application on Indeed. LOL, no I’m playing. I was looking for a place where I could play an influential role in a young person’s life. At Youth Focus I can do that. I love we stand right next to our clients from day one and as cliche as it may sound, we accompany them on the journey of a lifetime. It’s the best feeling in the world.

5. What are three words to describe Youth Focus?

Empowerment. Hope. Family.

6. What advice would you give to your teenage self?

That guy was wild. I don’t think he would listen to me because that was never really his thing, but I would tell the young man to slow down. Be serious about school. It may not seem like a big deal now, but it will later. Listen to your teachers, strive for good grades, study for the SATs and get into a good college. It will make things easier, I promise. Education is how you challenge your thinking and become a better person. Don’t give up, even when you feel like you should. Life gets a whole lot better. Oh, and don’t go to that one place on that one day…you know what I’m talking about kid.

7. If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring?

I need a Wilson to talk to! My phone, iPad, and my Bible.

8. What’s your most-used emoji?

💯

 

Given the current state and local guidelines for COVID-19, beginning March 13, Youth Focus will temporarily suspend all on-site volunteers to its programs. This DOES NOT include clients or those accompanying clients for appointments. Thank you for your understanding and commitment to the safety of our youth and staff.