Thursday, September 29, 2016

YOUTH WORK IS… Cocreating

1.     Mom (Caring): she shaped me into the person I am today and has always been there for me.
2.     Dad (Caring): my dad has always been they’re supporting me and with his illness it taught me many lessons of life.
3.     Mr. Junker (caring): A teacher of mine in high school that was strict but you could always talk to him about anything.
4.     Youth Development Major (caring): it has been a place of comfort and support through college as well as a space to discuss and cultivate my mind.
5.     Soccer Coaches (Caring and Antagonistic): through my 20 years of playing soccer I had coaches who cared and was supportive and others that were just about winning.
6.     RIC (Caring and Antagonistic): helps support me to become the real adult in life and help me pursue my goals and aspirations. It was difficult when my dad was sick to keep up in the community and school work at the time.
7.     Mr. Garry (Indifferent): was my IEP case manager he let me do what I needed to and if I needed him he was there but I didn’t use much or needed much.
8.     Dr. Battle (caring): He is gentlemen through college in social work that makes you work hard for your grade but he is there to answer any questions and just to talk to.
9.     Mr. Cohen (antagonistic):  a teacher in high school that was tough and when I worked 45 hours a week and feel asleep in class made me cry.
10.  My dogs: supportive and caring always been there for me.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

YOUTH WORK IS…. Leading With

A YIA main idea is to empower youth to take a leadership role with in their neighborhood and community to make a greater change with social and racial roles and how others view individuals.  To speak and learn about things that is uncomfortable to talk about but needs to be talked about and even if there is disagreement with the topic. They also touch upon adults and youth not on separate levels but to rise together.  YIA model resonates with my experience as a youth because I struck upon as a youth to speak up even when trying to be shut down on topics I felt or new about that was consider “years beyond my knowledge”. I believe that there model is a constructive way to build up the youth and show them that they have a voice and can use it to make changes.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


 in youth work we purposely come into youths live to create opportunities, activities, and coversations that cause them to think and act towards the world that they live in as well sounded them in a nurtured setting. As youth workers we test them to see and work for themselves towards their values, attitudes, and behaviors towards others. While social work is a big part of youth work it isn't the only part their is education and the safety of young people. another, is that are work as youth workers can affect a community not just the youth and cause a reduction of anti-social behavior.  Young people seem to voluntarily come to work with us but it is the quality of the engagement that shape the results and progress.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Info of Me

Hey everyone, my name is molly or as some know me as Mollysue. Both work whatever you prefer. over the summer I took four summer sessions classes to make sure that I was graduating this year, spring 2017, and fingers crossed I will. Also, I started working at West Bay Residential Services which is a Group Home for Adults with Disabilities and I love it so far. It is a lot of work because they require 24 hour support but at the same time so amazing.  Then, when I am not in class I am reading, going to the movies, hikes, new adventures, and hanging out with friends.