Kat is our Office Manager. She has been with REACH for 2 1/2 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Media from Fitchburg State University.
Trainings/Certifications: CPR, various youth development trainings including Darkness to Light.
Why/How working with youth adds value to her life: Everyday the youth make me smile. They often teach me new things, and there is always at least one child who makes me laugh out loud each day. It’s also great seeing all of the projects that they create, our youth are so talented, and smart. REACH is such a fun place to work and it’s hard to put the value of working here into just a few words.
Her REACH inspirational moment/success story: One year there was a boy who was new to REACH and he was a bit shy and didn’t want anyone to sing Happy Birthday to him. Fast forward to the following year, that same boy was so excited to have 75 of his fellow REACH participants singing Happy Birthday to him. He was grinning from ear to ear. Moments like that make my heart smile.
Kat’s favorite REACH activity: My favorite REACH activity is when the youth make new friends! I often see kids arriving on their first day after school a bit nervous and worried that they won’t know anyone. Those same kids leave a few hours later with at least one new friend…and by the end of the week they have multiple friends.
Additional thoughts from Kat: Thanks for supporting REACH…we all enjoy watching our youth learn, grow and become better citizens.