As a young person at Open Connections I was encouraged to take the reins of my educational path and to explore and follow my passions. My facilitators and the OC community helped to guide and support me on this journey, even after graduation. While pursuing a master’s degree in the field of education, I appreciate the OC philosophy even more, as it aligns so perfectly with my own. I am thrilled and proud to work somewhere that values young people’s thoughts and opinions, respect between people of all ages, and the pursuit of life-long learning. It is such a pleasure to come to work each day and to learn and play alongside the OC youth!