1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger?
I work in transitional living settings. One is MSSH, and the other is TLP, and to sum it up, my responsibility is to teach our clients life skills, supply a listening ear, and teach independence.
2. What’s your typical day at work like?
A typical day at work for me consists of me greeting our clients first. I try my best to catch up with client’s comings and goings since I last saw them, noting anything necessary. I also enjoy cooking for all of my clients. It’s my secret weapon to get them to feel comfortable enough with me to open up.
3. What is your favorite thing about working with Youth Focus?
My favorite part of the job is hands-on with our clients. It gives me the opportunity to share with them to make a difference and learn from their experiences.
4. What is one thing you wish more people knew about Youth Focus?
The thing that I would like the general public to know about Youth Focus is just that we have so many programs.
5. What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them ~Matthew 7:12
6. What advice would you give to your teenage self?
The advice I would give my teenage self would be not to let anything keep you from going to the Marines.
7. What’s the biggest misconception people have about teens and young adults today?
The biggest misconception people have about youth at work is that they have no one who cares for them. We have a network of people that care for them here.