1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger?
I work with young mothers and their children at MSSH.
2. What’s your typical day at work like?
I provide support to the mothers, assisting with life skills like creating a resume, helping the mothers with their children, and collaborating with the mothers, other PCs, and our program manager on case management and goals.
3. What is your favorite thing about working with Youth Focus?
The clients and the staff! I love the people I get to interact with every day and I love having the privilege of being a part of the lives of our clients.
4. What is one thing you wish more people knew about Youth Focus?
The impact we can have. I’ve worked with different youth focus programs, and I am awe-struck at what a positive impact Youth Focus has on the people involved in the programs and our community at large.
5. What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
6. What advice would you give to your teenage self?
It’s okay to be you. You are good enough.
7. What’s the biggest misconception people have about teens and young adults today?
That they are different from anyone else their age. They’re young people with hopes and dreams, aspirations, and the desire to be seen for who they are, not for what they may lack.