YES is thrilled to welcome two new staff members to the Program team. Read below to learn more!
Leadership Corps Success Coordinator, Mass Promise Fellow
Alex is originally from Dorchester. His family immigrated from Vietnam before he was born. He is a recent graduation of UMass Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has previous experience working with youth, including as a teacher at the VietAID Scholarly Program for Youth, where he provided academic support and tutoring for students as well as building community engagement through events and activities. Alex is excited to start working with YES teens and participating in outdoor activities alongside them.
College Prep Coordinator, Mass Promise Fellow
Aaliyah is originally from Boston and is a former participant and volunteer in YES programs. She recently graduated from Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Physiology. She has previous experience working with youth as the Americorps Vista at Boys & Girls Club of Boston and she is excited to start working with YES teens. Aaliyah understands the value in having someone to help guide young people through the college process because someone was there to help her when she needed it. She is ready to be there for teens so they are not alone throughout the college process.