Youth outreach worker Ali Cortes provides critical services to underserved youth in the Santa Barbara Unified School District by engaging, inspiring, while helping to foster stronger attachments to their schools, families, and community. Typically guest speakers, field trips, along with non-traditional techniques, help reduce negative behaviors and inspire students to graduate high school and attend college.
The program hosts a leadership life skills group that meets weekly to give youth had the opportunity to learn about self-confidence, communication skills, and budgeting. It also provides regularly scheduled workshops for her students self-care, workout routines, mentorship, journaling, meditation, and group talks for her students. Local business owners, bloggers, nutritionists, life coaches, and pilots join workshops as guest speakers to discuss topics and provide inspiration.
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