Promotor, Latin America Youth Center
Latin America Youth Center
We create safe spaces to work alongside youth through a variety of services. We provide bilingual programs and opportunities in academics, arts and recreation, job readiness, safe housing, and health and wellness to help youth make a successful transition to young adulthood. We also advocate for policies and laws that create opportunities for youth and their families in our region.
No matter the challenges, Franklin’s approach is the same: he listens; he supports; he remains forever calm and patient; he never judges; and he never gives up on a single young person. He works every day to build strong relationships that have had lasting impact. Franklin’s main goal when working with his clients is to see them be successful by allowing them to identify what success looks like and providing support through the process. He provides ongoing encouragement and empowers his clients to be the one to take the lead in achieving their goals.
Franklin is very intentional about his work with clients. For example, if Franklin notices that over the last few months he has only reported on specific areas, he will intentionally check in and work on the other areas as needed.
Franklin provides support and guidance and is always there for his youth no matter what happens. He challenges his clients to get out of their comfort zone and try new things. Franklin knows he is making a difference with his clients when they begin taking the initiative to access resources on their own.