This week St. Stephen's Youth Programs welcomed three new staff members for 2018-2019! Thanks to our partnerships with the Mass Promise Fellowship and Mass Mentoring Partnership, we are thrilled to welcome Tasha, Jennie, and Emily. Read on to hear from them about why they're here!
My name is Latasha Scott and I am a first year Massachusetts Promise Fellow. I wanted to commit to a year of service to develop real-world skills through a hands-on service. I want to create equity for the up coming youth by helping them break down barriers and build up the confidence by knowing they can achieve anything. Through my year of service I hope to make a impact on the participants with the wisdom I obtained and the compassion I provide.
My name is Jennie Bruno and I'm a first-year AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow working as the JCIT Coordinator and one of the teen staff supervisors. I wanted to do a year of service because I wanted to purposefully and proactively grow as a leader and learn more about youth work and community work. I want to make a difference for young people, giving them the support and resources they deserve instead of the inadequate environments and lack of opportunity society often leaves them with. My hope is that the world will become a better place, but I know that in order for that to happen we need to empower and encourage our next generation of leaders.
My name is Emily DeMazza and I’m the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring through the Mass Mentoring Partnership. I’ll be working with volunteers overall as well as the mentoring program to put on orientations, training and activities. I wanted to do a year of service to help connect youth with adults and foster relationships that will make a meaningful impact for both the mentors and the mentees. I can’t wait to meet all of you and work with our youth!