Category: Staff Profiles

Maddie Schug, AmeriCorps Intern

  This week, thousands of Americans across the country will participate in AmeriCorps Week, the annual celebration of the more than 1.1 million AmeriCorps members who have pledged to “get things done” for America.   Youth Focus is so proud of our AmeriCorps Intern, Maddie!   Not only is Maddie an amazing young lady and Tar Heel,

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Kristy Huynh

Kristy Huynh, My Sister Susan’s House

It’s time to get to know another fantastic member of the Youth Focus team, Kristy Huynh! Kristy is the Program Manager for My Sister Susan’s House and has worked for Youth Focus for two years.  My Sister Susan’s House offers transitional housing to pregnant women between the ages of 16 and 21. The facility was

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Ashlyn Hodges, Trauma Therapist

Say helllloooo to Ashlyn Hodges, a Trauma Therapist at Youth Focus and all-around fantastic person!  If you’re not familiar with trauma-based therapy, let us enlighten you about this wonderful approach to working with youth. According to Northwestern University, trauma-focused therapy is a specific approach to therapy that recognizes and emphasizes understanding how the traumatic experience

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Temara Carthens, Act Together

Each month, we’d like to highlight one of our excellent staff members by getting to know them better. Without their dedication and passion, our organization would not be what it is today! Behind every program is a fantastic team that works tirelessly to serve our community’s at-risk youth, which in turn allows us to provide

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Leonard Paschall

Youth Focus is excited to feature another one of our amazing staff members! Leonard Paschall, dubbed ‘Lenny’ or ‘Paschall’ by his co-workers, is a mental health technician that has been with the organization for over 15 years. He is an asset at multiple programs within the agency, but his greatest gift is his gift of

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Lashawna Kent, Structured Day

Each month, we’d like to highlight one of our awesome staff members by getting to know them better. Without their dedication and passion, our organization would not be what it is today! Behind every program is an amazing team that works tirelessly to serve our community’s at-risk youth, which in turn allows us to provide

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