I teach young people using technology and skills that can be useful in any grade. The work I do has made it possible for over 100 young people to move up in their grades and pass exams and classes they once found difficult.
youth power New York,NY
New York City Regional Youth Partner Apr 2017 - present
Worked to identify issues among all systems concerning Youth and Youth Peer Advocates
Plan regional youth forums geared at targeting an issue that young people in any cross system deals with
Organize and facilitate multiple groups geared at gaining and enhancing youth guided practices, foster Care Reform, education, LGBT rights, mental health reform, disabilities and accessibility, and any other challenges youth face.
Work and collaborate with multiple government organizations to enhance the scope of Youth Advocacy.
Provide training and technical assistance to city organizations working with and geared at youth and young adults.
Harlem Children Zone Manhattan,NY
ACM Coordinator (Academic Case Management) Oct 2016 – March 2017
Managed student advocates for middle school program.
Observed students to identify barriers to complete education
Created programs and initiatives that help young adults succeed in education
Assisted Student Advocates with cases and helped manage supervision.
Conferred with Program Coordinator to create new pathways for learning and engagement.
URI UWSH Brooklyn, NY
Recreation specialist Jan 2016 – Oct 2016
Ran recreation program for young adults
Advocated for young adults
Cultivated a monthly schedule of events for youth participation
Created a culture of change for young adults in domestic violence situations
Participated in weekly case conference
Facilitated donations with supporting agencies and companies for the recreation program
Created budgets for programs and cost
Conducted skill workshops and activities for youth
Conducted SMART goals with youth in order to maintain progress.
Introduced and educated youth in life skills
Camba’s ETE Brooklyn, NY
MSM Client Advocate (TEMP) Mar 2016 – Jun 2016
Educated Young MSM on PREP and PEP
Coordinate and provide oversight for a case load of young adults.
Facilitated weekly case conference calls
Conducted monthly site visits at partner sites
Took young adults to get STD testing and other scope of services.
Created spreadsheets and media campaign
Wrote grants and proposals for program
Conducted Screenings for potential HIV risk
Mha - Family Resource Center of Western Queens. New York, NY
Senior Youth Advocate Mar 2014 – Oct 2015
Worked to develop achievable goals and advocate for youth who are at risk or special needs.
Facilitate and develop youth groups that provide skills for youth.
Created workshops and trainings to help motivate youth and parents in following goals.
Case Management, Find and maintain relationship with providers and agencies.
Developed Job training and skills workshops to help youth find and keep vocation.
Worked on strengthening communication between parents and children with mental health disabilities.
Supplied parents with resources in order to better understand their children
Conducted workshops in public schools for parents and youth.
Conduct youth outings for families, Ie: Circus, Movies, Plays, Games, etc.…
Developed and took youth on travel trainings and Supervised team of interns and junior advocates.
Pyramid Consulting Group New York, NY
Cashier/Stocker/Temp Feb 2012 – Jun 2014
Stocked items for various retail chains.
Directed shoppers to various items.
Maintained a clean and neat retail environment
Champion Learning Center New York, NY Tutor/Mentor May 2010 - Jan 2014
Helped children learn basic education skills by developing interesting curriculum for them.
Assisted children in passing state exams by fostering a passion to learn.
Managed cases and filled hours out and added daily census.
Filed paperwork daily and created fun and new ways to engage students.
Infused Early Intervention curriculum in youth on autism spectrum
Follow up after 6 months with youth who graduated program
Conducted screenings with parents in order to refer to applicable support
Work Experience Cont.:
Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
Pendinging graduate program in play therapy. 1st Semester fall 2017
John jay college for criminal justice New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology, Minor: Sociology Graduated 2016
Volunteer Experience and accomplishments
Youth Advocate w/ New Yorkers for Children – Provided advocacy for youth in foster care in relation to education and labor.
Habitat for Humanity – Helped rebuild homes for people who were victims of tragedies.
President of NYFC Youth Advisory Board- Help develop and execute events targeted at youth in foster care
Foster Clubs 2011 Outstanding young leader- For my work in the community
ACS 2015 LGBTQ Emerging Youth Leader- Work done with LGBT community
Salvation Army – Helped get people to donate clothing and money to homeless and low-income families.
Foster Care Youth Speakers Bureau - Advocated for youth by recruiting foster parents for hard to place youth by telling my story.
Youth A.W.A.K.E – Helped in changing and creating new policies that benefit youth in care.
Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network – Worked with other youth who have served time in Juvenile justice system to advocate for rights.
New Yorkers for Children Guardian Scholar- For educational and societal accomplishments as a foster youth
Children’s village Peer Advocate – Managed case load of youth in order to help them become responsible young adults.
New York Public Library – Tutored youth and helped them learn ways to learn that will supplement school curriculum.
The Parris Foundation S.T.E.M.ulating Minds- Volunteered in after school program to teach S.T.E.M skills to at risk youth.
ACS Leadership Council- Working on creating better resources for youth in care
Children of thoughts EIP- worked with a group of ABA teachers in order to help a group of young adults to learn life skills and other needed supports.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint), QuickBooks
Able to type 70 WPM
Answering Multi-Line Telephones
Filing in alpha and numeric sequences
Strong Work Ethic.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York
District valedictorian award