19 November 2020
Siria Ana Rivera – Executive Director, Providence Center
Providence Center is a sponsored ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus.
Aisha Morales was 9 years old and in the 4th grade when she first joined Providence Center’s afterschool program. Aisha was so inspired by her Teen Leader (high school students we hire every year to work in our afterschool program) that she wanted to come back after graduating from our program to become a Teen Leader herself, and she didn’t stop there. Aisha is now a proud Teen Leader who continually lights up a room with her smile and energy. She says being a Teen Leader has taught her patience, responsibility, and time management.
Aisha has more recently joined our YA! Program as a youth advocate. As a youth advocate, she is currently participating in Providence Center’s Teen Trauma Ambassador Program and will soon help to bring awareness to her community about the importance of being trauma-informed. As a junior in high school she is also preparing for her transition to college with the support of one of our partners, Bright Horizons Foundation. BHF is a program that focuses on college access for underserved youth.
Aisha Morales is a model example of the impact that our programming has on our future leaders. At Providence Center we lead by example and we teach our youth to do the same. We could not be more proud of this young lady and we are positive she is having a big impact on the lives of so many of our afterschool students.