Maria Acevedo

 

Maria Acevedo

 

How long have you been working for Youth2Youth?

I just recently started working with Youth2Youth in 2015, but I was a youth member for 7 years, from sixth grade all the way up to my senior year.

Aside from working for Youth2Youth, how do you spend your time?

I spend most of my time with family, but when I’m not doing that I’m usually attending school at Blackhawk Technical College, or doing homework.

What is important to you?

Family is extremely important to me. I try to spend as much time as possible with them.

Why do like working for Youth2Youth?

I like working with Youth2Youth because I went through the program myself, and it was great! I was able to become an advocate and make a positive change in my community. Working with kids in the program now, I want to empower them to know that they can make a difference.