Nicole Mitchell, Program Manager
Nuts & Bolts: creative and enthusiastic
with a background in art, anthropology
Fundamentals: spending time with family
Depth: yoga, hiking, skiing, exploring,
YDC: Each Youth Development Coordinator is dedicated to one Flagship school site,
developing unique programs and coordinating Flagship's 800+ volunteers.
Sam Garetson, Hawthorne YDC
We all deserve an opportunity as humans to experience life to the fullest, be it rain or shine. All are teaching moments for how to contextualize life and, when appropriate, simply let the great world spin. I want to facilitate these experiences for others.
Here: Community is first and foremost the most influential aspect in our daily lives, therefore, by thoughtfully investing in an immediate sense of place we can improve the lives of our neighbors, retroactively improving ourselves and our environments.
Now: Time to take action. Be self-aware and stay woke.
Linds Sanders, CS Porter YDC
Inspiration: Summiting mountains, searching for ferrets sleeping in my clothing drawers, playing Mah Jongg, and saying "yes" to what scares me.
Practice: Asking, "What's been the highlight of your day?" and then listening deeply.
Action: People won't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Hellgate High YDC
Totidem Verbis: organizer, wrangler, translator, pun master.
Homestead: DIY, garden,
Nerd Bit: timelord with an infinite improbability drive.
Melissa Madsen, Big Sky and Willard
Head: culture is food, art, music, writing, theatre...always hungry for more.
Heart: family, friends and neighbors...we all fall down but we all help each other up.
Core: life is gravy...I don't mind the lumps.
Kezia Lovelady, Meadow Hill YDC
Purpose: building community to help create unity in the world, spreading joy, and empowering young people
Pleasant: being of service, drawing, taking long walks, learning, and communicating
Pattern: beyond treating others as I want to be treated, preferring them to myself at all times
Our Flagship crew