Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

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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.

Maveric was raised in San Francisco’s Outer Mission. He is currently a senior attending Lowell High School. Maveric started working with the JCYC during the summer of his junior year, interning for the IT department at the Public Defender’s Office. He appreciated the opportunities and real life experiences that YouthWorks offered high-schoolers so following the end of his internship, he applied for a position in the Youth Leadership Team. Maveric has always had an interest in computer science and technology, but is still unsure about the career he wants to pursue. Maveric enjoys staying active, doing a lot of hiking and running on his free time. He also enjoys photography, photoshop, binge-watching movies and TV shows, having random adventures with friends, and reading comics.

 

Nour was born in San Francisco’s Mission district and moved after a year to be raised in Algeria’s capital, Algiers. In October 2015, she decided to move back to the United states for better educational opportunities. Nour is currently a senior at John O’Connell High School. She participated in the Youthworks program during her Junior school year, interning at the Public Health Department in clinic 1M, at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She enjoyed experiencing the medical working environment and learning valuable skills, including data entering, conducting patient calls, and translating messages to Arabic and French. Nour was grateful for this opportunity, so she decided to continue her affiliation with JCYC by applying to the Youth Leadership Team. She is grateful for this position, as it allows her to have a voice and improve her leadership and public speaking skills. After high school, Nour plan to attend a four year university, pursuing biology major in a pre-med track. She hopes to attend medical school and aspires to be a knowledgeable doctor and researcher. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, playing piano or guitar, drawing, debating about global issues with friends, and watching science fiction or criminal shows.

 

Laura was born and raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. She is currently a senior at Mission High School. Laura became part of the YouthWorks program over the summer of her junior year. Laura worked at the main library, specifically in the teen space. She enjoyed being able to see what it’s really like to work in a library and help facilitate fun activities in the teen space. She enjoyed learning from her mentor and gaining real life experience and getting to know the different type of public service jobs. Laura wanted to be a YLT because she wanted to gain experience in being a leader and be able to help future interns. She also wanted to gain perspective on what it is like to be the one teaching others. Laura’s plans after high school are to attend a four year college and get into medical school. She hopes to become a nurse practitioner. Laura’s hobbies include visiting parts of San Francisco she hasn’t seen, reading, binge-watching, and some occasional shopping.

 

Ashley was born and raised in San Francisco. She is currently a senior at Lowell High School, but originally attended SOTA (School of the Arts) as freshmen for the viola. During her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, running, and hanging out with friends. Ashley began interning with JCYC during the summer after her junior year with the Department of Public Health. She enjoyed being able to see the operations of the dental sector of this organization, as well as working side by side with her mentor and learning new things each day. Part of her job was filing, labeling, data entry, and etc. In addition, she was granted the task of going to lower income neighborhoods, where she was got talk about the importance of dental health and distribute free toiletries to those who needed it. With this, Ashley decided that she wanted to continue her work through Youthworks and become a member of YLT. After high school, Ashley plans to attend a four year college somewhere in California. She currently does not know what she wants to major in, but she hopes that she can contribute more to her community through her future work.

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