Youth Engagement Specialist

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In our work it is known that the fundamental elements to effective youth engagement are trust and relationship.  Absent this most important element we will never extract the fullest potential from our youth.  


The primary role of the YES team is to network and build relationships with the students, their families, and campus administrators.  A consistent interaction and connection with identified youth, linking them with supportive services in efforts to assist them with their personal and academic goals for the purpose of creating safer school campuses and communities.


YES team members are trained conflict resolution mediators and youth culturally competent.  Each YES member has been trained to engage with the following skills and are committed to innovative methods of youth engagement:


  • Ability to perform solitary outreach.
  • Ability to perform high level engagement with administrators, teachers and parents.
  • Knowledge and experience with today's youth, and the challenges they face.
  • A passion and desire to inspire youth to recognize their full potential.