Where are They Now: Nancy Carlos


2006-2015

What have you been doing with your life since graduating from Youth2Youth?

I graduated in 2013 and started working at a daycare as a teacher. After 2 years and having my child to go home to after work, I decided I didn’t want to be a teacher. I changed my whole career. I still love working with kids, so I started working at Beloit Health Systems as a housekeeper, and I am going to go back to school to be a pediatric nurse.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of being able to live on my own with my 4 year old son. When I had him I was put down a lot, and I think I have proved everyone wrong.

How have skills you learned in Youth2Youth helped you in your life beyond Youth2Youth?

I used to be a shy person, and now I can speak to larger groups. I also learned a lot about smoking.

What advice would you like to give to today’s youth?

If you are able to, stay with the program because you can learn a lot of useful information, and it opens doors for you in the future.

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