Name: Chantel Taite
Position: Sr. Administrative Assistant
What does your average day look like? I get to Rock between 8:30-9am every morning where I’m greeted by my awesome team! I spend most of my day on the computer scheduling for Robin, helping directors with any needs via email or phone, and just overseeing the day to day operations in the program. I do this all while jamming to hot tunes!! My favorite part of the day is when we all take a break and chat about something funny or random. My desk is sort of hidden, so it’s nice to be able to work at the large table with Brenda, Karla, and Lulu!
Why do you do this work? I feel that my own identity and personal experiences will always reflect in the work that I choose to commit myself to. I believe it is important to encourage youths to interpret and manifest their individuality as a source of empowerment. The work that our staff are doing with children CAN ultimately help to redefine and envision individual success for themselves.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In? I’m sooo amazed at the dedicated work that All-in does, and it’s only possible by the fire and passion that drives our entire team. My hope, similar to a lot of folks, is that we continue to expand our partnerships. The type of services that we provide are not accessible to every student...and they simply should be. I believe All-in! is paving the way that hopefully other school systems will soon follow!