A fixture in the Project Coach gymnasium for over seven years, Yesenia Valentin recently stepped into the role of Assistant Program Director. Her deep experience as a mentor and coach has led her to her current role, which includes being the lead organizer of the community research team investigating what happens when Springfield youth transition into young adulthood. PC: What are you doing now? Yesenia: I am working full time with Project Coach as Assistant Program Director.
Master coach, skilled mentor, and committed student, Joe Wray embodies the skills and values that Project Coach cultivates in youth. His background with PC stretches far and wide - in fact all the way to France! PC: What are you doing now? Joe: Right now I’m a student at Isenberg School of Management where I’m studying accounting as a full time transfer student. I’ll graduate from UMass in May 2020. This summer, I’ll be working at Ernst and Young (EY), one of the top accounti
Priscilla Morales shares something that many of our long-term coaches often say: “I grew up in Project Coach.” Priscilla joined the Project Coach team in 9th grade. “I started out shy and uncertain in big groups with other teens,” Priscilla recently explained. In spite of her nerves, Priscilla quickly identified a strength, an early sign of the grit and determination that would carry her through the next four years. “I had a strong and confident voice with children,” she said