Our team is devoted to helping young people find a program that meets their needs.

Mario2Mario Bailey, Outreach Manager

Mario grew up in Seattle and graduated from Franklin High School and the University of Washington.  He has worked with youth for over 15 years, as a mentor, case manager, and a coach. He is passionate about giving back to the community.

 

pavipaviPavielle Montes, Peer Connector

Pavielle participated in the original Peer Connector pilot program. She grew up in the Seattle area and started working in the community as a facilitator of social justice workshops during high school. This is where her passion for working with youth was born. Pavielle earned her G.E.D. from Learning Center North and went on to receive her Medical Assistant Certification and AA Degree from Shoreline Community College through the Career Education Options Program. Pavielle is inspired by the resilience of young people, and knows that there are many ways to achieve success. She is the proud mother of a 4-year-old little girl and feels fortunate to return to Learning Center North to support other young people in achieving their goals.

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Freda Crichton, Peer Connector

Freda grew up in the White Center neighborhood and is a proud alum of the Year Up program. Her passion is working with young people and helping them to reach their full potential. Freda committed to a year of AmeriCorps service as a Student Success Coach at Evergreen High School in the Highline School District. She is now a Peer Connector and also sits on the Road Map Project Community Leadership Team. Freda is excited to connect young people to education and employment because she believes that every young person wants to be successful.

Picture3 Tori Felder, Peer Connector

Tori is a graduate of the Social and Human Services program at Seattle Central College and is currently in the Bachelors of Applied Behavioral Science Program at SC. Tori started in social work, volunteering with homeless youth organizations around Seattle. She fell in love with making a difference in peoples lives. She has facilitated and hosted community clothing drives, participated in youth engagement fairs, and has worked in direct service with opportunity youth for two years. Tori believes in compassion and community and that the two together can create change. She is passionate about changing stigma and societal views on traditionalism in education and dedicates her work to making sure young people from all different backgrounds feel included in the conversation. She is looking forward to connecting youth to their full potential!

Picture4 Tevin Gladney, Peer Connector

Tevin comes to this position after working as a Youth Outreach Specialist at SafeFutures Youth Center and tutoring in Math, and Science and AVID at Evergreen High School. He grew up in the White Center community and has a background working with kids in camp and outdoor settings through Waskowitz Outdoor School in the Highline Public Schools. Tevin has a passion for building the surrounding community into strong and successful leaders. He earned his Associates of Arts degree from Green River College and is on his way to earning his Bachelors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Tevin is excited to continue his work with Reconnect to Opportunity and set an example for this upcoming generation.