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Transitioning from student to professional?  Preparation leads to success.

AAYD's career training program complete with hands-on experience will have you ready to put your best foot forward.

Ready to take the first step towards your future?​

Meet Our Amazing 2022 Summer STEM Youth Workers!

Junior Program Assistants

Violeta F.

Cool, calm and collected! Violet makes it her mission to help each and every program participant that comes to her for support. Everyone needs somebody to talk to, and Violet is always there!

Shantal V.

Shantal's bubbly personality rubs off on everyone around her. She has a contagious smile and fun personality that makes everyday a great one.

Michelle V.

Smart and kind, Michelle sets the tone in any room. Michele helped the youth to understand every morning your thoughts, energy, and actions set the tone for the day. 

Alberto F.

Alberto, is a young man of many talents. Strong in sports, academics, and communication skills. Alberto gives 100% when it comes to any assignment, and is recognized as an outstanding mentor to elementary youth.

Fatima B.

Queen of crafts! Fatima goes above and beyond. Fatima volunteers without a thought when setting up for experiments or crafts need to be done in preparation for lessons. She's a great example of being a leader when it comes to preparation!

Marcus J.

Have you ever had someone you can depend on for anything? For this program, that person is undoubtedly Marcus! He addresses every task, often without being asked to.   Marcus shows great dedication to youth as well.  He exemplifies patience by walking things through with participants whether its about academics or resolving conflicts amongst peers.

Adam A.

Adam puts the FIRE in fireworks! There is never a dull moment, while he's in the room. Adam's energetic personality brings a special spark to all activities making him a youth-favorite to work with!

Len E.

If at first you don't succeed, try, and try again. Len is a perfect example of never giving up! When Len is assigned something he's never  done before, you can count on him to put in whatever it takes. He's an inspiring example to all participants that failure is not an option! 

Aaliyah B.

Rock the boat, or should I say rock the work? Aaliyah is a key player in providing support to program senior staff and participants. Adaptable in every way, she is a great floater that bolsters the program no matter what her assignment is. 

Andrea S.

Recognized as one the most reliable and trustworthy youth workers, all kids love working with Andrea. She jokes her slogan is, "1, 2, 3 you can count on me!" but everyone knows this to be true.  With perfect attendance and assignment completion, she's a great part of the team!

Aylin R.

Nicknamed, "Queen Aylin" by program participants, Aylin respects, and treats every child like royalty.  Children feel special around her because of her gentle approach.  She listens carefully to everything they have to say and always give them her full attention.

Estefani G.

  • One-of-a-kind in every way, you can count on Estefani to be authentic, and inspire others to do the same.  She puts confidence in everyone around her by showing them how to accept themselves and embrace their individual personalities.

Trevor K.

Trevor, a friend to all was a great mentor to two of our young participants. The young boys didn't want to leave Trevor's side. Like Trevor, our participants were quiet and to themselves. With the help of Trevor, they were able to burst out of their shells!  Work in silence and let your noise be your success!

Axel G.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see, and Axel helped the kids see the beauty in everything. Axel put bright smiles on each participant's face by drawing characters such as Sonic, SpongeBob, and Pokémon. He really helped the students reach their creative levels. 

Jacqueline S.

Jacqueline was a great mentor to a group of our little ones. The campers didn't want to do anything without Jacqueline on their side. They were all attached at the hip! She was truly someone the campers could look up too.

Jaelynn B.

A ray of sunshine! You could always count on Jaelin's bright smile and a warm welcome. Each morning, Jaelin personally greeted every participant and their parents. Every morning everyone looked forward to seeing her.  

Ayejonae B.

Confidence is the best attribute to exhibit and that is exactly what Ayejonae has! Every day she told the participants, how amazing they looked and how much of an awesome job they were doing! Her kind words helped build confidence in all our participants. 

Anthony B.

Is it so easy to get off task and let your mind wonder, but with the help of Anothy everything gets done. Anthony helped manage participants and youth workers with staying on task. There is only 24hrs in a day are you utilizing them the best way?

Araceli B.

Some people are born to lead, and Araceli is one of those people.  With her fun teaching techniques and an entertaining delivery Araceli helped her class reach victory! Whatever Araceli did her students followed, leading them to success.

Melissa M.

Don't get distracted by the loudest person in the room. Often times, the person with the most power is the quietest. With a soft approach, Melissa was able to get through to each participant, without overpowering them. Melissa helped those with a small voice be heard.

Malachi S.

Sometimes, what a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens. Malachi is that patient listener to so many participants. Most of our participants, confided in Malachi because of his complex listening skills. 

Makahi T.

Making a difference on and off the field! A star athlete and a star player, you can count on Makahi for almost anything. Makahi helped develop our participant's athletic side with his trusted football expertise. 

Mikah T.

Mikah made sure to keep our campers on their toes. Whether it's helping them in the field or helping them with their skills, he is there!

Cloris B.

The quiet storm. Cloris had a quiet approach, but a strong presence. Cloris is able to reach, so many of our participants with a softer approach making them feel comfortable and right at home.

Iziah L.

Sometimes, you just need someone who can match your energy, and Iziah is that person. Iziah puts himself in other's shoes and gets a feel where they were coming from. He helps support participants through difficult times. 

Deborah B.

Debra, Bi-lingual helped the youth break through language barriers.  Debra was essential in helping the participants learn different languages and the history of that language. 

Elijah T.

"Camper of the week" Elijah is always interacting and joins the participants in their gym classes with Coach M and motivates them to work out and participate!

Gianella M.

Super star Gianella always gets any task given to her done on time and with dedication. Every form was nice and organized thanks to her! 

Salencia J.

What is there not to say about Salenica! ALWAYS there when you need her! You literally can ask Salencia for anything and she will present it in a heartbeat. A true team player.

Essence G.

The essence of life is to care. The beauty of life is to give. Essence exemplified a great sense of care when it came to each and every camper, giving them a warm feeling!

Laniece E.

Chicken Noodle Soup is good for the soul, and so is Laniece. Each and every day Laniece prepared and served food to our participants, never leaving anyone hungry or left out!

Gisselle L.

Giselle makes sure to use her math skills in the kitchen by making sure the headcount for each meal was correct. Giselle shows the participants that math will be used their whole life and that they should utilize it as she has.  

Valentina G.

No Child left behind! Valentina lives by this saying. She makes sure each participant got a proper meal, kept up with their allergies, and provided alternatives to those who needed it! 

                                Kimberly  C.

Kimberly was as sweet as pie! No matter the situation Kimberly kept her composure. If there was not a way, she would make one! 

                                   Juana C.

The best way to a person's heart is through their stomachs. Juana made her way into so many of our camper's heart by providing meals prepared with love and care!

                                    Leslie L.

Do you ut​ilize all your time throughout the day? Well Leslie does, you will never catch her not doing anything. If she was done with her work in the kitchen, she would help in the classrooms, if the classroom work was done, she would help in the office. Leslie never let a minute go to waste!

Youth Service Advocates

Naidely P.

Naidely was always showing support to the staff and participants. Many days her job was not doing because she was creating a menu, grocery shopping, of aiding with supplies for the campers. Naidely truly kept the program afloat! 

Briana M.

Brianna was always spreading her motherly joy around. Brianna is someone our participants really trusted. Whether it's her preparing a meal, helping with curriculum, or just giving them sound advice. Our participants felt right at home because of her warm, comforting spirit. 

2021 Youth Workforce

Shaila S.

Shaila was voted as one the "Hardest Workers" of AAYD's STEM 2021.  Punctual and ready for any tasks assigned to her, you can rely on her to get the job done!

Jayera G.

Whether it was running for science experiment materials or printing and organizing curriculum, Jayera is a great support to  all instructors!

Anthony B.

Anthony has been a youth worker through the Ivy League  E-learning program as well as STEM 2021.   He can responsibly handle his clerical tasks, and be a kid-favorite coaching on the courts!

Lashay H.

Lashay has completed her 3rd year as a STEM Instructor.  Loved by not only her group, but all participants of camp, she is treasure to have in the workplace!

Troy M.

Bright and optimistic, Troy will find a way! Not all science experiments work out the way you'd expect, but you can count on Troy to have a fun game to play with his group and make the best of everyday.

Keundra D.

Leadership is no easy task, especially when you take your assignments seriously.  Keundra is a natural leader with the ability to teach her group anything while having fun!

Briana M.

Briana's busy classroom is always bustling with action!  Whizzing through experiments and creating quiz games and crafts on her own, it is never a dull moment with Briana!

Diacos L.

Working in Diacos' group means you better bring your 'A' game!  As an honor student Diacos loves challenging his group and pushing them to do their best!

Frankie S.

Caring and cautious to ensure every participant is having a great day, Frankie is a friend to all.  Always greeting and checking on how you're doing, it's easy to feel ready to learn with Ms. Frankie!

Liz N.

Exceptionally bright and dedicated to her position, Liz is a problem solver that can do it all with a smile!  Her positivity and kindness gives confidence to the kids to be all they can be even when it isn't easy!

Zack S.

Patience is a difficult skill to master for most--but not for Zack!

With his calm demeanor and readiness to take on any task, Zack was the "go-to" for anyone needing additional support, in or out of the classroom.

Ameena B.

As everyday comes with it's unique circumstances, having someone as reliable as Ameena is a must!  Flaunting flexibility as a floater, Ameena works at multiple sites and positions, transitioning with ease!

Lyric Q.

Lyric's ability to complete her work fast and efficiently is unmatched!  Able to make any project her own, kids and management alike are always impressed by how well she could handle any project.

Jonathan A.

Artistic and creative, Jonathan brought his classroom to life!  Kids respond well to his positive influence, his unique style and love to journal by drawing in their STEM notebooks as he did.  Teaching taken to the next level by not just reading, but illustrating lessons is an awesome experience!

Mariah C.

Walking into the classroom everyday with a smile, Mariah brings the sunshine to STEM camp!  Youth sought her out to play games, teach them her drawing techniques and classroom assignments because she was always there to help!

Nia S.

Always a blast to have in the classroom, Nia is full of laughter and fun!  Dancing, singing, and playing at the park, Nia's energy was contagious to all!  Campers loved to see what fun was in store with Nia!

Ja​lia M.

Excited to work her first job, Jalia put her best foot forward at STEM camp!  Helping to organize, clean, and keep the youth on schedule, daily activities transition smoothly with this hard worker around!

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