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Introducing Our 2014-2015 Youth Leadership Team!

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YouthWorks has hired its 2014-2015 Youth Leadership Team (YLT)! Youth Leadership Team members are former YouthWorks interns who return for a second year in order to plan and facilitate workshops for current interns and assist in general YouthWorks programming.

To learn more about our fabulous YLT members, read on:

Alexis was born in San Francisco and raised in the Western Addition area. She is a junior at George Washington High School and is hoping to attend CSU Long Beach. She would like to become a pediatric nurse. Alexis is also working with Juma Ventures and currently works at AT&T Park. On her free time Alexis loves to go shopping, explore new things, try new foods and also hang out with her friends. Alexis is passionate about school, friends and family and she wishes to travel the world one day.

Gabrielle (Gabby) was born in San Francisco and raised in the Richmond District. Her interest in mentoring youth started when she decided to volunteer as a Sunday school teacher for both 3rd and 4th graders at Star of the Sea Religious Education Program, and also becoming a member of the Lowell California Scholarship Federation as a tutor in her sophomore year. She applied to SF YouthWorks the summer before her junior year, and acquired an internship at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department’s Prisoner Legal Services. Now, she is in her junior year at Lowell High School, where she is a part of Lowell Robotics, Lowell Fil-Am Club, Lowell Volunteer’s Club, and the Peer Resources Program as a mentor. She is determined to join the Lowell Forensic Society and Mock Trial as well, in order to help her pursuit in becoming a criminal lawyer. Her hobbies include practicing the viola, writing music, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Grace was born in Chicago and moved to San Francisco a few years later. She grew up in the South of Market area ever since she moved to San Francisco. Grace is currently a high school senior at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory and will be graduating in May 2015. She hopes to major in biochemistry in college and later be an oncologist. Her hobbies include listening to music, baking, watching her favorite movies, The Sandlot and Miracle, and going to the ice rink to spend time with her friends. Before becoming a Youth Leadership Team member, she interned at Bank of the Orient as a receptionist and at San Francisco General Hospital as an assistant to senior clerks at the front desk.

Mindy was born and is currently living in San Francisco, CA. She currently goes to Lowell High School, class of 2015. At the age of fifteen, Mindy began her first internship under the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in the summer of 2013. There she worked with other youth in learning about teamwork, leadership, and the natural environment. Later on, she also participated in other internships, constantly striving to improve upon her leadership and teamwork skills. At school she is a peer mentor, CSF tutor, and an officer for her volunteer club. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, singing, reading, biking, and hiking.

Tiana was raised and born in San Francisco, California. She currently attends George Washington High School as a student in her junior year. Her earliest experience with job employment was with MYEEP (Mayor’s Youth Educational Employment Program), a program of JCYC. The position she worked under was as an intern and teacher assistant at Little Children’s Developmental Center. She interned with the Department of Public Health in the Summer 2014 session.

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