Position: Clinical Intervention Specialist at Lighthouse Community Public School
Fun Fact/Quote? When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. -
What does your average day look like? I get up way too early and do some form of exercise. I have yet to experience an average day at Lighthouse. It’s always different but I usually see three or four youth for regularly scheduled sessions. The rest of the time is spent collaborating with the school community, doing crisis intervention, and building rapport with students. When I get home I try to leave it all at the door. I spend a lot of time on news sites and Twitter because I am a political junkie and these days . . .yikes! I make sure to spend the last hour before I go to sleep (also way too early) decompressing with music or reading non-controversial fiction.
Why do you do this work? I’m loaded with unearned privilege. I can’t imagine not using it for the benefit of others.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In? That we continue to grow this work and reach as many youth as possible. I see firsthand how high schoolers benefit from the All-In model so I’d love to see more high schools added.