30 Jan

It’s so true that when working with those youth in public service, the key to really making a difference is involvement. I’m realizing now that some of those in the highest form of decision making power forget to maker changes that actually help those they are serving-this can be avoided many times by simply involving others! A lesson for us all, really. 🙂

Rochester Youth Year

One of the things I have come to enjoy the most about being a Rochester Youth Year Fellow is  being able to engage in valuable professional development activities and attend exciting events that I would certainly not have had the opportunity to do otherwise. Over the past five months I have seen congresswoman Louise Slaughter speak at a Rochester City School District board meeting, met senator Kirsten Gillibrand, learned a great deal about youth empowerment and even improved my public speaking skills. Not only have these experiences helped to strengthen my professionalism but they have also served to further inspire me to do the best work I possibly can at East High School.

A few weeks ago, I received an email from the RYY VISTA Leader about a professional development workshop that would be taking place at my alma mater, Nazareth College, called “Service-Learning: A Youth Development Strategy.” As one…

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